Glossary

Saṃsāra
Type of termDefinition
TermSaṃsāra
Alternative TermsCycle of birth, Cycle of rebirth, Cycle of births, Cycle of rebirths, Cycles of birth, Cycles of rebirth, Cycles of births, Cycles of rebirths, rebirth
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Cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth caused by karma binding to the soul as a result of activities. Only by destroying all karma can this perpetual cycle finish in mokṣa – liberation. The karma gained in life affects the next life, and even future lives, for example:

  • in which of the three worlds the life is lived out
  • which of four conditions – gati – the body takes, namely human, divine, hellish or as a plant or animal.
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