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Arvind Sharma

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195658712

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.001.0001

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Saṁsāra

Saṁsāra

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(p.94) Chapter XI Saṁsāra
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Classical Hindu Thought
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Arvind Sharma

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0011

This chapter discusses the process of undergoing rebirths continuously, known as samsāra. In principle, the process is without a beginning and an end, unless brought to an end by religious and spiritual practices. The process has been defined as the ‘indefinite transmigration of living beings’. The author feels that to get a full sense of what this involves, it is worthwhile to narrate a segment of a living being's or jīva's involvement in the process for a few lives. The Bhāgavata Purāna presents such an account in the popular story of Bharata and his many lives.

Keywords:   rebirth, samsāra, indefinite transmigration, living beings, jīva, Bhāgavata Purāna

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