Reference to "Wheel of Life" in suttas?

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Reference to "Wheel of Life" in suttas?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:16 am

Greetings,

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?

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Re: Reference to "Wheel of Life" in suttas?

Postby cooran » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:23 am

Hello Retro,

This might be helpful in the near future:

WH 147/149 The Wheel of Birth and Death by Khantipalo Thera
http://www.bps.lk/onlinelibrary_wheels.asp

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