From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Mumukṣutva literally means ‘desire for mokṣa or liberation’.

According to the ṣaḍdarśanas or the six systems of the philosophy the real bondage for a soul is its being encased in a body, whether human or non-human. Hence mokṣa or mukti is permanent liberation from rebirth, and, regaining the original state. The desire for such mokṣa is ‘mumukṣutva’ or ‘mumukṣā’ and one who possesses such a desire is a ‘mumuksu’.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore