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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Mumuksutva, MumukSutva, Mumukshutva

Mumukṣutva literally means ‘desire for mokṣa or liberation’.

According to the ṣaḍdarśanas or the six systems of the philosophy the real bondage for a soul is its being encased in a body, whether human or non-human. Hence mokṣa or mukti is permanent liberation from rebirth, and, regaining the original state. The desire for such mokṣa is ‘mumukṣutva’ or ‘mumukṣā’ and one who possesses such a desire is a ‘mumuksu’.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore