Om Shanti All,
I have been wondering for some time about Jivanmukti, Brahmagyan and Samadhi. My understanding (which is possibly incorrect) is that all terms mean to be released from the body (illusion) and have complete union with Brahman.

To be free from the illusion is the ultimate goal of life but why was it necessary to create the illusion in the beginning? If there was ever a time when we were perfect beings why couldn't we stay perfect? Why is jivanmukti so hard to obtain? It seems as if the longer I meditate these unanswered questions keep coming out.

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti