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 Dictionary entry overview: What does samsara mean? 

SAMSARA (noun)
  The noun SAMSARA has 1 sense:

1. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth

  Familiarity information: SAMSARA used as a noun is very rare.

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SAMSARA (noun)

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(Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("samsara" is a kind of...):

cycle (a periodically repeated sequence of events)

Domain category:

Hindooism; Hinduism (a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and 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)

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