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(tib. mgal me'i 'khor lo)

  • excerpt from Malalasekera's Encyclopaedia of Buddhism (Ceylon 1964), 1st fascicle, p. 379:
    "wheel of fire, of a fire-brand whirled in the air, used as a simile which is much fancied by almost all schools of Buddhist thought.
    It symbolises the transitory, hence the illusory and essenceless nature of things, and also restless or unceasing motion..."