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This is a photo of a large thangka painting depicting the Wheel of conditioned existence ("Samsara").  It represents the self-perpetuating karma producing process of delusion that keeps existence going life after life.  At its center are the animals representing the root causes of conditioned existence: ignorance, desire, and aversion. The next ring depicts the successive rising and falling action of Karma. Sentient beings revolve endlessly among the Six Realms, shown in the large middle circle (God, Ausura, Human, Animal, Hungry Ghost and Hell). The outermost circle depicts the twelve phases of dependent origination (nidanas), links in the causal chain of cause and effect which governs existence. The entire Wheel of Life is in the grasp of Yama, Lord of Death. At the upper right, away from the endless circle stands a Bodhisattva who points toward another wheel: the Wheel of Dharma, representing the teachings of liberation.  Click Here for a more detailed explanation of the philosophy and cosmology found in the Wheel of Life.

5"x7" - $6
8"x10" - $15


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