Posted by Michael Pollard (220.127.116.11) on November 11, 2000 at 19:45:26:
In Reply to: wheel posted by L. Greene on November 11, 2000 at 16:33:45:
Uh... I assume you mean the Wheel of Dharma? Well, when the Buddha is said to have turned the Wheel Of Dharma I take it as he begun a cycle which cannot be stoped, indeed this is the case. When he gave his first teachings to the five monks at Deer Park, he started a proccess of Dharma teaching which has yet to cease. So, the Dharma turnings are very important to Buddhists because they were the new beginings of our practice... A physical wheel like on a car, well, I think of it as just a wheel:) Metta.
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