Mokshamarga, Mokṣamārga, Moksha-marga: 4 definitions

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Mokshamarga 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 Mokṣamārga can be transliterated into English as Moksamarga or Mokshamarga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mokshamarga in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Mokṣamārga (मोक्षमार्ग) refers to the “path to liberation”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Mantras are in three modalities (gati)—Āṇava, Śākta, and Śāmbhava. The Vidyā should be repeated by means of the empowered utterance. (Repeated in this way) this mantra is merged in the dynamism of Śiva (śivacāra). One should repeat the mantra, which is on the path to liberation [i.e., mokṣamārga-padāśrita], within Rudra. Śakti is the seed of mantras while the body (piṇḍa) (of the mantra) is the field. One should know that the part (pada) (of the mantra arises) if it is fixed (in the field which is its highest state). This is a mantra’s threefold modality (gati). The Self, mind (manas) and body (piṇḍa) is the triple energy and the ‘coming and going’ (which is the dynamism of the mantra’s recitation). One should think that (in this way) the utterance of that mantra has become one”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mokshamarga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mokṣamārga (मोक्षमार्ग):—[=mokṣa-mārga] [from mokṣa > mokṣ] m. Name of a Jaina [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Mokshamarga 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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