American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Hinduism & Buddhism The eternal cycle of birth, suffering, death, and rebirth.
- n. philosophy, religion In Hinduism, Buddhism, and some other eastern religions, the ongoing cycle of birth, death, and rebirth endured by human beings and all other mortal beings, and from which release is obtained by achieving the highest enlightenment.
- n. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth
- From Sanskrit संसार (saṃ-sāra). (Wiktionary)
- Sanskrit saṃsāraḥ, course of life, samsara : sam, together; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots + sarati, it flows. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In Buddhism, we strive to gain liberation from these uncontrollably recurring cycles, which we call samsara, and to go on to become enlightened Buddhas so that we can be of best help to everyone.”
“To which a Buddhist might reply: yes, indeed, better never to have started the march of History, better never to have become involved in samsara, better to have stayed inert, with one's toe in one's mouth, partaking in nothingness.”
“Hindu culture believes in a cycle of birth, death and rebirth, called samsara, whereby how we've behaved in the past affects how we live now.”
“That's called samsara, due to the always circular structure of habitual logic.”
“The way out of the loop, the way off the wheel of pain - called samsara in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and other religions - is to become a mensch.”
“Of course, the ethics we need to follow in order to reach enlightenment and in order to improve our samsara are the same.”
“This ultimate of enlightenments, or supreme nirvana, is beyond the extremes of bias either in the direction of being caught in the cyclic existence of the repeated round of birth, aging, sickness, and death called samsara or of inactive peace, a state of liberation from the round of suffering without full capability of helping others.”
“One of the characteristics of samsara is that our moods go up and down until we are completely free from samsara, which is an unbelievably advanced state.”
“The last of the four thoughts is of the unsatisfactoriness of samsara, which is the actual acknowledgement of difficulties and problems in life.”
“This is what is known as samsara -- uncontrollably recurring problems.”
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