Reincarnation vs Samsara - What's the difference?

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Reincarnation is a see also of samsara.


As nouns the difference between reincarnation and samsara

is that reincarnation is a rebirth of a mental capacity, such as a soul, in a physical life form, such as a body while samsara is (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.

reincarnation

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Noun

(en noun)
  • A rebirth of a mental capacity, such as a soul, in a physical life form, such as a body
  • The idea of such a rebirth, a specific belief or doctrine on how such a rebirth occurs
  • A fresh embodiment
  • A new, considerably improved, version
  • Synonyms

    * rebirth (1, and to some extent 2)

    See also

    * rebirth * transmigration

    samsara

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    Alternative forms

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    Noun

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  • (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.
  • * 1957 , and C. A. Moore (eds.), A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy , Princeton Univ. Press, page 38:
  • Until we are released from the law of karma'' and reach ''moksha'' or deliverance, we will be in ''samsara or the time process.

    See also

    * reincarnation * metempsychosis * transmigration

    References

    * * * " samsara" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus (Wordsmyth, 2002) * " samsara" at Rhymezone (Datamuse, 2006) * Oxford English Dictionary , second edition (1989) * The Upanishads, abridged, translated and edited by Swami Nikhilananda, Harper Torchbooks, 1963, page 379

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