Tibetan Wheel of Life

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What is the wheel of life?
A pictoral represntation of the cycle of samara that buddhists go through until they remove the three poisions.
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What are the three poisons?
Ignorance, Greed and Hatred
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Name the animal for ignorance
Pig
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Name the animal for Greed
cockrel
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Nane the animal for hatred
snake
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Why are the three posions and the centre of the wheel?
Because they fuel it and are the driving force of the cycle of samsara.
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What does the black path represent?
Bad Karma (three poisions)
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What does the White path represent?
Good Karma (bliss and rebirth)
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How does karma relate to the wheel of life?
Because if you accumulate good karma, you will be reborn in a higher realm and bad karma you will be born in a lower realm and follow the black path.
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What are the six realms of rebirth?
Demi God, God, Human, Animal, Hungry Ghost and Hell
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What realm do Buddhists want to achieve?
Human realm
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Why is this?
Because nirvana is easier to reach in the human realm- more realistic.
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What are the links that chain someone to the wheel called?
12 Nidanas
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Name 5 of the Nidana's
Karma Formation, Spiritual Ignorance, 6 Senses, Sensual Perceptions and Old Age.
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What are the 12 nidana's also known as?
Paricassamupada, Dependant Orignination and Conditioned Arising
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How do the 12 links trap a being in samsara?
because they are all depedant on eachother (conditioned) when one link is broken the whole chain breaks.
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What other concepts does the wheel relate to?
4 Noble Truths, 3 Marks and Eighfold Path
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What is Karma?
The sum of a person's actions within their life
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What is Samsara?
The cycle of birth, death and rebirth
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What infleunces karma?
Intentions
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What are the three poisons?

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Ignorance, Greed and Hatred

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Name the animal for ignorance

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Name the animal for Greed

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Nane the animal for hatred

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