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Wheel of Law

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Wheel of Law

The Wheel of Law (Sanskrit: Dharmacakra; Tibetan: ཁོར་ལོ, Wylie: khor lo), sometimes represents Sakyamuni Buddha and the Dharma teaching, and also represents the mandala and chakra. This symbol is commonly used by Tibetan Buddhists, where it sometimes also includes an inner wheel of the Gankyil (Tibetan). Nepalese Buddhists don't use the Wheel of Law in the eight auspicious symbols.

Instead of the Dharma wheel, A Fly Whisk may be used as one of the ashtamangala to symbolize Tantric manifestations. It is made of a yak's tail attached to a silver staff, and used in ritual recitation and during fanning the deities in an auspicious religious ceremony (puja) The Mani wheel is another Dharmacakra guise that unites the function of the yak's tail with the doctrinal aspect of the Wheel of Law. The Sudarshana Chakra is a Hindu wheel-symbol.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Religious Symbols.

Wheel of Law is part of the Buddhist Symbols group.

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