Bhavacakra, aka: Bhava-cakra; 2 Definition(s)
The Bhavacakra is a complex symbolic representation of samsara in the form of a circle. Sanskrit: mandala; Tibetan: khor.lo), used primarily in Tibetan Buddhism. Samsara is the continuous cycle of birth, life, and death from which one liberates oneself through enlightenment.
(Pali: bhavacakka) or Wheel of Becoming (Tibetan srid pai khor lo)
Legend has it that the Buddha himself created the first depiction of the bhavacakra, and the story of how he gave the illustration to King Rudrayana appears in the anthology of Buddhist narratives called the Divyavadana.
The Bhavacakra is also called:
- Wheel of life
- Wheel of existence
- Wheel of becoming
- Wheel of rebirth
- Wheel of samsara
- Wheel of suffering
- Wheel of transformation
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