"Dharma Wheel" Tibet Local Custom Tip by tompt

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The Dharma Wheel, often in golden color, symbolizes the unity of all things, but also the spiritual law ans Sakyamuni himself.
It is usually flanked by two deer. The deer were the first to listen to Sakyamuni's teachings. The male deer symbolizes the realisation of paradise while the female deer symbolizes the realisation of emptiness.

The Dharma Wheel is often seen on the entrance of monasteries.

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2004
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