Moh stands in ancient texts for perplexity or confusion as also for the cause of confusion, that is, avidya or ajnana. It is called aaskti "आसक्ति" in Hindi, which have been considered a root cause for राग द्वेष all the sorrows in life, in Hindu religious texts itself is a cause of ignorance अज्ञान which is due to worldly illusion माया (maya). In another context, it stands for “the snare of worldly illusion, infatuation.” Its function is twofold: it bedims the discernment of truth, prevents the discernment of reality, and it creates an error of judgement or leads to wrong knowledge. Humans believe in an eternal reality of their own existence or ego; they see truth in what is false and seek happiness in what begets suffering.