Samsara

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[Sanskrit literally “wandering through,” “journeying”] Passing through a succession of states; the indefinitely repeated cycles of birth, misery and death caused by karma; corporeal existence; worldly illusion; the universe of manifestation and phenomena as distinguished from the real existence which lies behind it; the veil of sorrow, pain and illusion.

Sources

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 35, no. 20, May 17, 1992.