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Liberation (Mokṣa)
(3,566 words)

In the Hindu tradition, the ultimate aim of religious striving – and indeed of human life in general – is most commonly termed mokṣa, meaning “freedom” or “liberation.” Although correspondences are of course far from exact, the idea occupies the place in Hindu thought that parallels concepts of perfection, salvation, redemption, freedom, and …

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E. Nelson, Lance, “Liberation (Mokṣa)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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