Hello Ken,
 
The word "samsaara" denotes the phenomenal "world",
and "nirvaana" denotes "freedom" from it.
 
The article at the following link could be of further help
on this subject:
 
http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-PHIL/ew27013.htm
 
Regards.
 
~ CR


Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
CR,

For the non-Buddhists among us, can you say roughly what are Sa.msaara
and the more familiar Nirvaa.na?

Thanks,
Ken A.

At 10:48 PM 12/5/2006, you wrote:
>Dear Listers,
>
>Sa.msaara is nothing essentially different from nirvaa.na.
>Nirvaa.na is nothing essentially different from sa.msaara.
>
>The limits of nirvaana are the limits of samsaara.
>Between the two, also, there is not the slightest difference whatsoever.' "
>
>Rather puzzling! No wonder TSE felt the need to "continue to explore".
>

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