So how is liberty attained? To strive for liberty in the old philosophy of Hindus who enlightened the people to the concept of mukti or moksha requires not knowledge at its peak. This knowledge is acquired by knowing the truth at its ultimate manifestation.
Intelligence needs to be relinquished to the idea that the path of truth steadfastly adhered to develops the mind to be able to operate the actions that the person undertakes at the Mahatman level of awareness with the simultaneous generation of knowledge of the material world and its relationship to the Nature of Reality.
Knowledge by itself is therefore not power; truth path leads to the automatic nonchalant, spontaneous and unpremeditated actions in the understanding that everything is there happening for a reason. One needs to assimilate these factual information as one goes forwards in time and work on the criteria that things happen for a reason because everything is pre-ordained and pre-orchestrated in the universe. This is the basis of Vishista-Advaita Vedanta.
The power so attained is all non-violent but deals with legal affairs of humanity on the revealed eternal law that Truth prevails, or Satyamev Jayate from the Upanishads. The path is hard to begin with but the development of the mind can only proceed from one moment to the next as truth is revealed to a yogi, and the yoga that this process entails is called satya-advaita yoga or the yoga of truth-accommodation, practiced every moment that one lives, by surrendering the mind to the Supermind as Om, if nothing beyond Om. There is something beyond Om but it need not concern us except to appreciate that It is the Power that makes the universe move and this truth is what one surrenders to ultimately.
If one lives another day all that one should be concerned with is how to do what to survive another moment of that day in liberty, that is mukti. Cravings to all objectives are sacrificed, wealth, ambitions to score goals, targets, missions, and infact all the attachments that one operating to the somatic mind that is body associated in an interrelationship are gone from ones considerations.
It is only truth that leads to liberation and liberty in survival and survival in liberty are interrelated.
When one places this idea at the forefront of one’s raison detre, one spends lavishly until one is penniless for the need for mukti is paramount to the human condition. People look for means to attain it like fighting for material possessions and living to democracy, but even in the sternest of Police States, a libertarian survives in liberty because he or she is following the truth-accommodation path in which he accepts that the status quo is justice as far as it will go every moment of the time. With that conception, one lives on in liberty and in the end truth is shown to have prevailed.
This kind of philosophy is the dharma of a person, and is the sanatan dharma in the sense that it protects the dharma and the dharmi, in other words, this dharma rakshati rakshita. There is no other dharma that does this for a person, in releasing him from bondages both physical and mental, so that there is ultimately no disorders that limit one’s movements. It is nirvana in the sense that one lives in total contentment with oneself and with one’s circumstances and conditions internal and external.