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moksha   Term Image (mokṣa ; मोक्ष) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
Alternate Spellings: moksa
Short Description: liberation from the round of birth and death (samsāra)
Long Description: liberation or release from the round of birth and death (samsāra); deliverance from ignorance (avidyā). According to Hindu teaching, moksha is the most important aim of life, and it is attained by following one of the principal mārgas or spiritual paths (see bhakti, jnāna, and karma).
Source(s): The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, edited by Dr. Rama P. Coomaraswamy and Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge, Cream of Liberation Translated by Swami Sri Ramanananda Saraswathi
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms