Detail Walk Into The Wheel of Life

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Detail Walk Into The Wheel of Life

A very unique of its kind, Bhavachakra or is seen almost everywhere when you walk inside any  or . It is also one of the powerful for . It is often used by the practitioners of to understand the . is a wonderful representation of Buddhism and the . The is supported by the wrathful deity , .

Wheel of life is essentially a mandala with concentric . The centre of the contains the three symbolizing ”: (the pig), (the bird) and (the snake). The pig is seen emitting snake and bird out of its mouth. It probably means:

anger and attachment is a result of ignorance

they both (bird and snake) pulling pigs tail promote even greater ignorance.

The next circle to the centre is divided into two halves of black and white. It describes the , the law of cause and effect. The darker potion represents the result of negative and whereas the lighter portion represents the positive thoughts and the good karma out of your actions.

After this, there is another circle divided into six parts portraying a different realm of the existence. Let’s walk into each realm of the wheel of life so as to get a clear picture from to the .

The three Higher Realm

The Human Realm

This is about the normal human life we have been living. It is the combination of both suffering and . Opposite values are contradictory to each other, similarly, pleasure and pain make us realise about both aspects of life. Buddism says that such balance of pleasure and pain helps us to attain the spiritual experience. The Human Realm is considered to be most suitable for practising the .

The Semi-Gods Realm

The beings in this realm are believed to be jealous and unsatisfied with what they possess. They keep fighting with themselves and blaming the divine. As a result, they fight from constant fight and .

The Realm of the Gods

In this Realm, are portrayed as human beings. is supposed to share the similar sensuous experience as a human being do. The god enjoys full living in pleasure without practising the dharma. Because of this god deteriorate their good karma and as a result gets reborn in the lower realm.

The three Lower Realm

The Hell Realm

This is the realm of the extreme suffering. The victims experience the most terrible tortures typically by the demons. In Buddhism, there is specially eighteen hell realm.

The Hungry Ghosts Realm

This realm is the result of suffering from the extreme and constant hunger and thirst. They wander and move from one place to another in search of basic things like food and .

The Animals Realm

It is the self-preservation realm. Animals continually suffer and from being attacked and eaten by other animals. They don’t feel the connection with the similar being also.

 

 

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