Definition of moksha in English:



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

    • ‘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).’
    • ‘The four stages are what each human soul must pass through in many births to attain its final goal of moksha, freedom from rebirth.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 The transcendent state attained as a result of being released from the cycle of rebirth.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Within the tapestry of Indian thought, solitude is an extremely important path which has to be traversed for the attainment of moksha or nirvana.’
      • ‘His is on a quest for moksha, the salvation won when ending 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.’


From Sanskrit mokṣa.