Children of the New World - “Moksha” Summary & Analysis

Alexander Weinstein
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Summary

This story is told in a first-person limited point of view from the perspective of a man named Abe. Abe is in search of enlightenment by hooking up to a machine. One of these virtual experiences is called “Moksha,” and it is something Abe wants to experience badly enough that he breaks up with his girlfriend Sandra, drops out of college, and travels to Kathmandu, Nepal.

In this world, Abe knows that the US government has “. . . strong armed Easter religions” (69), which is why he decides to travel so far away. It takes him a while, but, while in Nepal, Abe finds a place willing to offer Moksha. He tries it and feels a phenomenal experience. However, this feeling of love and elation fades quickly, leaving Abe returning for more Moksha.

A tourist tells Abe to visit a distant temple called Muktinath in order to...

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