Samsara vs Samsaric - What's the difference?

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As a noun 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.

As an adjective samsaric is

of or pertaining to samsara.

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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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    samsaric

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to samsara.