"samsara" meaning "life"

mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU
Tue Feb 3 14:04:57 UTC 2009

Of course my note should have read:

Both Platt's Hindustani Dictionary (1884) and 
Turner's Nepali Dictionary (1931) know the
word only in its traditional Sanskrit sense:
the round of transmigration, mundane existence,
worldly concerns (but NOT "the world").

Matthew T. Kapstein
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
The University of Chicago Divinity School

Directeur d'études
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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