Wheel of Life 4
The Wheel of Life illustrates the essence of the Four Truths of the Buddhism: the existence of earthly suffering, its origin and cause, the practice path to liberation from suffering and its ending.
This wonderful thangka describes, picture by picture, the cause of evil and its effects. The allegory reminds us that everyone is always judge and responsible for his or her own fate, because, according to Karma, causes and their effects are the fruits of our own actions. The fate is represented by the Lord of Dead, who holds the Wheel of Life in his claws; he is a symbol of the transitory nature of all earthly phenomena.
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