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འཁོར་བ། | Glossary of Terms

    འཁོར་བ།

    ’khor ba

    saṃsāra

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A state of involuntary existence conditioned by afflicted mental states and the imprint of past actions, characterized by suffering in a cycle of life, death, and rebirth. On its reversal, the contrasting state of nirvāṇa is attained, free from suffering and the processes of rebirth.