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- n. (Hinduism) release from the cycle of rebirth
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These were all designed to achieve in several ways the singular goal of moksa or liberation in the sense of radical termination of existence through endless cycles of birth and death and thereby the merging of the individual into the cosmos, doctrines to which all the major schools of Indian thought including Buddhism subscribe.
This argument stretched further, those people who killed will definitely get the moksa or liberation which is highest ideal of life, the ultimate purushartha.
Thus the Upanishads teach: that the individual soul is identical with the universal soul, hence the doctrine of advaita, i.e. non-duality; that the individual existence of the soul is a state of suffering, hence the doctrine of samsara, i.e. metempsychosis; that the individual soul is delivered from suffering by its reunion with the universal soul, a reunion realized by seizing the consciousness of identity with it, hence the doctrine of moksa, i.e. salvation.
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