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Samsara ('khor ba): the wheel or round of existence; the state of being unenlightened in which the mind, enslaved by the three poisons of desire, anger and ignorance, evolves uncontrolled from one state to another, passing through an endless stream of psycho-physical experiences all of which are characterized by suffering. It is only when one has realized the empty nature of phenomena et dispelled all mental obscurations that one can free oneself from samsara. [MR]