Namaskaar. We move on with the series on Introduction to Bhagavad Gita by Pujya Swamiji. Very detailed explanation :
MOKSA AS THE END IN LIFE
Given that everyone wants freedom from being a wanting person, everyone wants moksa. When it is put in this way, it looks as though moksa is just another end. In fact, it is not another end; it is the end, the end behind all ends. We refer to moksa as another end, another purusartha, only because people do not recognise it as the only end, even though they seek freedom from insecurity. Recognising this end is the culmination of one’s life; the end of samsara – insecurities and unhappiness.
The culmination of one’s life is not ageing; it is the ability to discern yourself as one who is secure and happy. This discerning is part of growing up. Once the fact that you are secure and happy has been discerned, even though you may continue in your various artha and kama pursuits, you have taken the necessary step for moksa. However small the step, the step has been made. Having ‘stepped into’ this teaching, the necessary step has been taken. Continue reading