moksha

moksha

[mohk-shuh]
noun Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism.
freedom from the differentiated, temporal, and mortal world of ordinary experience.
Also, moksa.
Also called mukti.


Origin:
1775–85; < Sanskrit mokṣa

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moksha (ˈmɒkʃə)
 
n
Hinduism freedom from the endless cycle of transmigration into a state of bliss
 
[from Sanskrit mokṣa liberation]

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Main Entry:  moksha
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Hinduism, liberation and bliss (nirvana) from the cycle of rebirth (samsara); also called mukti
Etymology:  Sanskrit 'release, liberation'
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moksha
Skt. moksha liberation, emancipation.
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