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moksha

or mo·ksa

[mohk-shuh]
noun Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism.
  1. freedom from the differentiated, temporal, and mortal world of ordinary experience.
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Origin of moksha

First recorded in 1775–85, moksha is from the Sanskrit word mokṣa
Also called mukti.
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moksha

noun
  1. Hinduism freedom from the endless cycle of transmigration into a state of bliss
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Word Origin for moksha

from Sanskrit mokṣa liberation
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