Sunday, June 8, 2014

Bhavacakra

Wheel of Life - Wheel of Cyclic Existence

In the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, it is believed the drawing was designed by Buddha Shakyamuni, himself. It depicts all of the environments of samsara (illusory existence) and all of the beings who inhabit them (illusory bodies) within the clutches of the Lord of (illusory) Death. 
It also reveals the complete path to liberation.

This rendition is by the artist, Andy Weber.


Make effort to destroy the cycle of suffering.
Enter the path to liberation.
Abandon all delusions
and learn to cherish others.