Liberation is a misused word

A certain type of World War II airplane bomber was called a “Liberator.” In the name of liberation, we have found so many misnomers. For example, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (political), and the women’s liberation movement (social) gained currency in the last century. And spiritual liberation has generally meant becoming “one with everything” (like the joke about an ‘impersonalist’ ordering a sandwich who said, ‘Make me one with everything.’) But liberation is accurately defined by Sri Madhvacarya, who said that ‘liberation (moksa) means attaining the lotus feet of Bhagavan Krishna.’ In other words, he confirmed that ‘entering an eternal relationship of service to the Supreme Lord, and pure devotional service to Krishna is the only way to attain this liberation.’