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