Pronunciation: (sum-sär'u), [key]
1. Buddhism.the process of coming into existence as a differentiated, mortal creature. Cf. nirvana (def. 1).
2. Hinduism.the endless series of births, deaths, and rebirths to which all beings are subject. Cf. nirvana (def. 2).
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