If it weren't for King Bartholomay, souls would disgrace themselves at some point in the cycle of death and rebirth. Far and wide, life would descend into evil and the world would fall into ruin. But now, the world faced an even greater crisis. Bartholomay had been corrupted by the encroaching darkness, and he began spreading evil among all souls rather than cleansing them. Evil souls became even more tainted before returning to the cycle of death and rebirth, ensuring that even grater destruction would plague the world in days to come.
Bartholomay is a German and central European masculine name, variant of Bartholomew of Aramaic origin; the meaning is "son of Talmai". Talmai is a Hebrew name meaning "abounding in furrows". Bar Talmai (Aramaic), Bartholomaeus (Latin), and Bartholomaios (Old Greek) are original forms of the name.
Samsara or Sangsāra (Sanskrit: संसार), meaning "continuous flow"), is the repeating cycle of birth, life and death (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön, Jainism, and Taoism. According to the view of these religions, a person's current life is only one of many—stretching back before birth into past existences and reaching forward beyond death into future incarnations. During the course of each life the quality of the actions (karma) performed determine the future destiny of each person. The Buddha taught that there is no beginning to this cycle but that it can be ended through perceiving reality. The goal of these religions is to realize this truth, the achievement of which (like ripening of a fruit) is moksha or liberation.