2. 'round of rebirths'.
(1) With reference to the dependent origination (paticcasamuppāda), Vis.M. XVII speaks of 3 rounds:
the karma round (kamma-vatta)
comprising the karma-constructions and the karma process (2nd and 10th links);
round of defilements (kilesa-vatta) comprising ignorance, craving and
clinging (1st, 8th and 9th links);
the round of results (vipāka-vatta)
comprising consciousness, mind and materiality, 6 bases, contact, feeling
Cf. paticcasamuppāda (diagram).
(2) round of rebirth = samsāra.