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Khorwa is a Tibetan term for the Sanskrit word samsara. Khorwa literally refers to the circular nature of samsara, of endlessly doing the same things over and over expecting a different result or looking for happiness to arise if we just try one more time. In another presentation, it is short for the longer phrase khorwa du ngel gyi gyamtso meaning the ocean of suffering where we go round and round.

This is a similar notion to the Tibetan term drowa for sentient beings, which could be translated literally as migrators.


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Further reading

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Mipham, Sakyong (2000) 2000 Seminary Transcripts Book 1

pages 16, 33, 104

Mipham, Sakyong (2000) 2000 Seminary Transcripts Book 2

pages 10, 54, 112

Mipham, Sakyong (2002) Taming the Mind and Walking the Bodhisattava Path

page 17

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Trungpa, Chögyam (1984) 1984 Seminary Transcripts

page 21
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