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Along a similar theme to Chris' question about instantaneous rebirth, I would like to ask if there are any references to the "wheel of life" in the suttas?
I know there is the concept of the Wheel of Dhamma (dhammacakka), but I'm wondering whether the notion of a "wheel of life" (let alone the conventional 12-spoked version, based on the twelve nidanas of dependent origination) had any grounding in the suttas?
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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This might be helpful in the near future:
WH 147/149 The Wheel of Birth and Death by Khantipalo Therahttp://www.bps.lk/onlinelibrary_wheels.asp
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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