Moksha in Hinduism: Definition & Overview


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Samsara means _____.

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1. According to Hinduism, the belief that you take responsibility for your current actions in your future lives is called _____.

2. The Sanskrit word for freedom from the cycle of life, death and rebirth is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on this key concept in Hinduism, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of moksha. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what samsara is as well as knowing the belief involving taking responsibility for current actions in future lives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of samsara
  • A word that represents being free from the cycle of life, death and rebirth
  • Features of the Advaita Vedanta school of thought
  • How self-realization occurs

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how self-realization occurs and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about this Hindu belief
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as samsara and self-realization

Additional Learning

If you find this topic interesting and you want to know more, check out the lesson Moksha in Hinduism: Definition & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what moksha is
  • Identify important ideas in Hinduism
  • Explain what the ultimate goal in the religion is
  • Describe the difference between Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Know the two different schools of thought in Hinduism
  • Appreciate how self-realization occurs under this belief