One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounBuddhism Hinduism
The cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.
- ‘The convictions that samsara is nirvana and that atman is Brahman are two distinctive religious conclusions born of such insight.’
- ‘Fabricating this chain of desire is how we keep ourselves in samsara.’
- ‘They accept the religion's basic concepts of dharma, samsara, karma, and ahimsa.’
- ‘They are not like the inhabitants of the realm of the gods, who are still within samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth.’
- ‘The world we live in, in the Buddhist context, is called samsara, a world of birth and death, of arising and passing away, where nothing happens unless conditions come together to bring it about.’
From Sanskrit saṃsāra.
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