Dharma Wheels

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Dharma Wheels - (chos 'khor); causal teachings;

First Turning; (chos 'khor dang po) - First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. The teachings focusing on Renunciation,Karma, and the four noble truths. [RY]

Second Turning; (the Middle, or Intermediate) (chos 'khor gnyis pa) - Second Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. The teachings emphasizing 'Emptiness,' that all phenomena are devoid of a self-entity and true existence [RY]

Third Turning; (the Final) (chos 'khor gsum pa) - Third Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. The last teachings of the Buddha including the sutras on the definitive meaning. The teachings by the Buddha placing emphasis on Buddha Nature, the unity of luminosity and emptiness devoid of constructs. Final, about Sugata Essence.[RY]