According to vedanta, the ultimate goal of all human beings is moksha, or liberation.
But aren’t we already free?
I can drive my car where I please, or get an Uber when I please. I can order pizzas and ice creams and any other food I want instantaneously. Google and Amazon and the others are allowing me to do exactly what I wish for.
Isn’t this then freedom or moksha?
No, because this freedom is only a mirage. While these may make us materialistically free, we still are not liberated from anxiety, fear, anger, ego and jealousy among other things.
The mind has a unique double role to play. It alone is the reason for bondage. And can be the very reason for liberation as well.
As the saying goes, “it’s all in the mind”, and we must conquer it!