What are the differences between moksha and nirvana? Both concepts are basicly the same thing, which is releasment from the cycle of rebirth. What makes moksha and nirvana that much different? Nirvana to Hindus and Buddhists; Buddhism. The ineffable ultimate in which one has attained disinterested wisdom and compassion. Hinduism. Emancipation from ignorance and the extinction of all attachment. Moksha is a more broader term that means both of these definations of Nirvana, so is there really much difference? What do you think?