Blessed2 Posted April 4 Share Posted April 4 Samsara word that means "world" "cyclicality of all life, matter, existence" "cycle of aimless drifting, wandering or mundane existence" "suffering-laden cycle of life, death, and rebirth, without beginning or end" "beginningless time" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saṃsāra Nirvana literally, "blown out", as in an oil lamp "blown out, extinguished" "the liberation from duḥkha, suffering, and saṃsāra, the cycle of birth and rebirth" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana Like a turntable playing the music engraved on the vinyl record... Samsara is the music, and engraved on the vinyl is a thought of separation. Never beginning and never ending, it keeps reading the same engraving... And the same music keeps playing. "Over and over", the same theme. Seems like the world changes, evolves, progresses... But maybe it doesn't. Just a little detour of believing one mad thought. Take a look around. Birth. Aging. Sickness. Death. Separate selves in bodies. Past. Future. Insufficiency. Lack. Separation. Never-ending search for something. Never enough. Constant hardship. Every problem you solve brings about new problems. Doesn't it smell fishy? Isn't it obvious that something is a bit off? Can I say, Nirvana is a very beautiful word. It touches something in me. Quote Mention Everyone is waiting for eternity but the Shaman asks: "how about today?" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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