The Bhagavad Gita

Samsara Term Analysis

The cycle of birth and death (also known as reincarnation or transmigration) in which the eternal self (atman) participates until it forfeits all attachment to the gunas, recognizes its unity with Brahman, and achieves transcendence, incorporating itself into God.

Samsara Quotes in The Bhagavad Gita

The The Bhagavad Gita quotes below are all either spoken by Samsara or refer to Samsara. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Discourse 2 Quotes

Son of Bharata,
the embodied self
which exists in the body
of everyone
is eternally
free from harm;
so you should not grieve
for any living beings.

Related Characters: Krishna (speaker), Arjuna
Page Number: 24
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Discourse 14 Quotes

Blameless One,
there sattva is
stainless
and brings light;
it binds by connection
to joy,
and by connection
to wisdom.

Related Characters: Krishna (speaker), Arjuna
Page Number: 156
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Samsara Term Timeline in The Bhagavad Gita

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Discourse 5
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...an educated brahmin and an outcaste dog-cooker are one and the same. They overcome reincarnation (samsara) by submitting to the unity of Brahman, refusing to budge at the sight of something... (full context)