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n. Hinduism & Buddhism
The eternal cycle of birth, suffering, death, and rebirth.

[Sanskrit saṃsāraḥ, course of life, samsara : sam, together; see sem- in Indo-European roots + sarati, it flows.]


1. (Hinduism) Hinduism the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth
2. (Hinduism) Buddhism the transmigration or rebirth of a person
[Sanskrit, literally: a passing through, from sam altogether + sarati it runs]


(səmˈsɑr ə)

1. (in Buddhism) the process of coming into existence as a differentiated, mortal creature.
2. (in Hinduism) the endless series of births, deaths, and rebirths to which all beings are subject.
[1885–90; < Skt samsāra literally, running together]


The endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth governed by law and karma.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.samsara - (Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
cycle - a periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
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