Mokshabhava, Mokṣabhāva, Moksha-bhava: 5 definitions


Mokshabhava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Mokṣabhāva can be transliterated into English as Moksabhava or Mokshabhava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mokshabhava in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Mokṣabhāva (मोक्षभाव) refers to the “attainment of liberation”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.10cd-13]—“The leader [Śiva] of these [mantras] is eternal, restraining, untroubled, unexpanding, without appearance, and causes protection. He does all, he protects the trembling minds [of those who are afraid of saṃsāra]. He leads. From [Śiva’s] leading, [the practitioner] shall attain liberation (mokṣabhāva) from great fear. Thus, [the mantra] is called “netra”, because [it] protects. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mokshabhava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mokṣabhāva (मोक्षभाव).—liberation.

Derivable forms: mokṣabhāvaḥ (मोक्षभावः).

Mokṣabhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mokṣa and bhāva (भाव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mokṣabhāva (मोक्षभाव).—[masculine] deliverance, emancipation.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mokṣabhāva (मोक्षभाव):—[=mokṣa-bhāva] [from mokṣa > mokṣ] m. liberation, final eman°, [Mahābhārata]

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Mokshabhava in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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