Kripalu Ji Maharaj says that ‘Anybody who is a ‘Mukt Jeevatma’ will also go into the ‘Paramatma phase’ only for a short duration and ‘Has to return to this world’. Because when ‘Jeevatma is reunited with Paramatma where is the question of His return? Can you please elaborate on this?
The first type of jeevan mukt is one who has fully purified his mind through sadhana, thus he has no remaining desires or attachments. These desires and attachments are called avidya maya. They can be conquered through one's own sadhana, because they were created by the mind and have no existence outside of the mind. This jeevan mukt is said to be liberated from avidya maya, and may spend long periods of time absorbed in samadhi. However, the mind of this jeevan mukt is still mayic - it is in a pure, sattvic state of maya, but still contains the unlimited past sanskars from unlimited past lifetimes. Those sanskars cause him to come out of his samadhi, and as soon as he does, he is liable to be attracted by the world again and start desiring and developing attachments. That is why Ved Vyas says 'jeevan muktaa api punarbandhanam kaam karmabhih': "Even a jeevan mukt can again come under the grip of worldly desires and start performing binding karm."
To become truly liberated, the first type of jeevan mukt has to conquer vidya maya, which is the original cosmic energy. This is not a creation of the mind, and thus it cannot be conquered through sadhana performed by the mind. This vidya maya is an eternal power of Shree Krishna and cannot be crossed by any means. However, if that jeevan mukt does bhakti and surrenders to Shree Krishna, then with Shree Krishna's kripa, he is freed from vidya maya. Then he is truly liberated and can never come under the effect of maya again. For as long as he remains in his body, he is called a jeevan mukt. When he leaves his body, he will merge into nirakar brahm and never be born again on earth.
What is the law of destiny? Do we receive the results of our actions in this life?
How many different types of knowledge (gyan) are there?
How do we get more success in life by getting spiritual and how not to get carried away with that success?
As regards spirituality helping us attain more success in life, the thing to remember is that our major financial situations and social successes and failures are already determined by our destiny. This is based on our past life's actions, which fructify in this life as the ups and downs that we experience in the world. That means that no matter how spiritual we are, we can't find more success than we're already destined for. So use spirituality to find inner success. The more your develop your connection with Radha Krishn, the more inner stability you will have. This gives you the strength to weather any stormin the world and it means that you can be truly happy in all situations. This is the power of spirituality, it gives you the ability to be happy no matter what happens to you in the world.
What is the relation between meditation and memory? What are the rules for meditation?
what is better for our spiritual progress – doing seva or doing sadhana?
Doing seva enhances this by improving our feelings of humbleness, surrender and dedication to Hari & Guru. It also gives us a different way of engaging our mind in devotional thoughts, since one may not be able to sit all day in meditation.
A sadhak should strike a balance between both sadhana and seva. One should not think that because they have a lot of seva to do that it is unnecessary for them to do sadhana; and one who enjoys doing sadhana can further enrich their spiritual development if they start doing some seva.