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Stecher 1 Stephanie Stecher Professor Harley REL2300 25 July 2007 The Moksha Hinduism is one of the major religions in the world, with a central belief of polytheism. As Hinduism was introduced to me, I realized that I was quite intrigued by the process of Moksha, which “ in Hinduism and Jainism, the ultimate spiritual goal, designating the individual soul’s release from the bonds ( bandha ) of transmigration” (“moksha”). Once this ultimate goal is reached, one will have “freedom” or “liberation”, which was quite interesting to me. Moksha also means to be “released”. I can relate to this by going away to college and being “liberated” from my parents. It is said that one still may be able to reach Moksha while still living with their parents by gaining inner peace and mental freedom. The whole concept of Moksha is incredible because it is about receiving complete freedom from everything, including yourself. Moksha implies liberation even from the limits of being an individual. It is not about being selfish and just
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course REL 2300 taught by Professor Harley during the Summer '07 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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