Moksha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Moksha is a Sanskrit word meaning:

  • to liberate
  • to free from
  • to get rid of


It means freedom from the worldly bondages which only lead to rebirth such as love, anger, greed, delusion, lust and envy. The Upanishads state that man suffers from three types of Taapa. Moksha is the only way to get rid of these three miseries.

Moksha is the state of absolute bliss wherein we realise that the perceiver, the perceived and the object of perception are all one and the same.

Moksha is the breakage of cycle - the cycle of mind, cycle of time, cycle of births, i.e., transcending existence.

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