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I feel like I’m lacking self-knowledge — stuck in a single-life samsara of false starts and defeats.
  Hinduism and Buddhism:  the endless cycle of birth, suffering, death, and rebirth
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  • I feel like I’m lacking self-knowledge — stuck in a single-life samsara of false starts and defeats.
  • In this section the following have been equated: The Void — The World; Eternity — Time; Nirvana — Samsara; Truth — Illusoriness; Enlightenment — Compassion; The God — The Goddess; The Enemy — The Friend; Death — Birth; The Thunderbolt — The Bell; The Jewel — The Lotus; Subject — Object; Yab — Yum; Yang — Yin; Tao, Supreme Buddha, Bodhisattva, Divan Mukta, The Word Made Flesh.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • So I bought myself a great big bottle of Samsara perfume, and that gave me 150 extra points on my card—and then I got the heated roller set absolutely free!
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • He may be mighty for good or for ill, as we look upon him-though these terms, too, are meaningless, outside of the namings of Samsara.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light

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  • The only thing is, I don’t much like Samsara perfume—but I didn’t realize that until I got home.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • If he chooses instead the way of the Tantras, combining Samsara and Nirvana, comprehending the world and continuing to live in it, this one is mighty among dreamers.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • To dwell within Samsara, however, is to be subject to the works of those who are mighty among dreamers.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • In the light of eternal values, say the sages, the suffering is as nothing; in the terms of Samsara, say the sages, it leads to that which is good.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Good or ill, say the sages, mean nothing for they are of Samsara.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • This thing is not known to any dweller within Samsara.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light

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  • To struggle against those who are mighty among dreamers and are mighty for ill, or ugliness, is not to struggle for that which the sages have taught us to be meaningless in terms of Samsara or Nirvana, but rather it is to struggle for the symmetrical dreaming of a dream, in terms of the rhythm and the point, the balance and the antithesis which will make it a thing of beauty.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • But look around you… Death and Light are everywhere, always, and they begin, end, strive, attend, into and upon the Dream of the Nameless that is the world, burning words within Samsara, perhaps to create a thing of beauty.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
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Associated words [difficulty]:   samsara [7] , karma [4] , mantra [3] , karma [4]
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