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.
Moksha is referred to by many names. For example, it is also addressed as mukti or freedom, and other terms for this state are apavarga, kaivalya, kalyana, nihsreyasa, nirvana, sayujya, and yoga-ksemma. A pursuer of Moksha is a Moksha-kami or Mumuksha.