Definition of moksha in English:



  • 1(in Hinduism and Jainism) release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma.

    ‘Beth explains the main concepts including karma, moksha, dharma and the Hindu concept of God - simply and clearly.’
    • ‘They each believe in maya, and in the liberation of the soul from rebirth, called moksha, as the goal of human existence.’
    • ‘The four stages are what each human soul must pass through in many births to attain its final goal of moksha, freedom from rebirth.’
    • ‘A major theme that emerges in the later sanatani tradition is that man, being born into samsara, has to work through samsara towards moksha.’
    • ‘The purport is that the pursuit of wealth and pleasure should be within the parameters of dharma and moksha (the final emancipation of the soul from rebirth through religious practices).’
    1. 1.1The transcendent state attained as a result of being released from the cycle of rebirth.
      ‘When enough good karma is accumulated over many lifetimes, the jiva-atman is released from this eternal cycle of samsara and attains moksha.’
      • ‘If the priest says, come, I will help you attain moksha, or liberation, many will not come.’
      • ‘Within the tapestry of Indian thought, solitude is an extremely important path which has to be traversed for the attainment of moksha or nirvana.’
      • ‘Siva's followers all believe in the law of karma that one must reap the effects of all actions he has caused - and that each soul reincarnates until all karmas are resolved and moksha, liberation, is attained.’
      • ‘His is on a quest for moksha, the salvation won when ending the cycle of rebirth.’



/ˌmōkSHə/ /ˌmoʊkʃə/


From Sanskrit mokṣa.