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Noun1.moksa - (Hinduism) release from the cycle of rebirth
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
cycle of rebirth - (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
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The stretch of Moksa shall be conduits with HSP, 160 mm, 1 pc.
Across the board the region's wines remain value driven for every style and palate, says Noon Inthasuwan-Summers, beverage director at MOKSA in Cambridge, MA.
These textual citations are used to evidence several fundamental claims: first, the essential unity of all living creatures and God (conceived as both immanent and transcendent), which one must realize by pulling aside the curtain of maya (illusion); second, the realization of this ultimate reality is moksa (liberation) attained through personal development by means of spiritual practice and discipline, and third, the viability of a variety of means and methods to accessing that essential Truth.
In truth, disengagement from the "cycle" is attainable only for those who abandon the demands of life for the consolation of the final withdrawal as prescribed by Hinduism, moksa being the ability to avoid an "involuntary involvement in samsara" (Sharma 116), the cycle of reincarnation that is the fate of all those who have the burden of karma to resolve.
Hirst M, Astell CR, Griffith M, Coughlin SM, Moksa M, Zeng T, et al.
Eastern thinkers, on the contrary, tend to believe that a state of perfection is possible for human beings in this life, largely through their own efforts but only after many rebirths, many efforts at achieving moksa or nirvana.
2) Jaini (Gender 1) notes that the Digambara Jains "vehemently have insisted that one cannot attain moksa, emancipation of a soul from the cycles of birth and death (samsara), as a female.
Like much of Indian aesthetic speculation, rasa theory was inevitably linked with spiritual perspectives and examined in relation to the four aims of life recognized in Vedic philosophy--kama, artha, dharma, and moksa.
In a typical Korean Baptist church, regardless of its size, the congregation believes that the church cannot exist without a moksa (ordained pastor) or at least a jundosa (unordained pastor).
What I want to achieve--what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years--is self-realization, to see God face to face, to attain Moksa [liberation].
The first chakra, which is the beginning of our human existence, contains aspects of every desire or longing of life: physical, mental, psycho-spiritual and spiritual (kama, artha, dharma and moksa in Sanskrit).