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The Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life

Regular price $125.00 USD
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This Thangka, a striking representation of the Buddhist Wheel of Life, is a profound illustration of the Buddhist main philosophy. At its core, the painting features a middle circle with three animals: a pig, a bird, and a snake, symbolizing ignorance, greed, and anger respectively. These root delusions are depicted biting each other's tails, signifying the cyclic existence propelled by these afflictions. Surrounding them, the outer circle showcases life's karmic cycle: virtuous and non-virtuous actions leading to rebirths in realms of suffering or bliss. Above, the heavens promise nirvana; below, the hells warn of suffering. Yamaraz, the god of death, looms as a reminder of mortality. This Thangka, essential to every Tibetan monastery, marks the entrance as a meditation on life's transient nature and the pursuit of enlightenment to transcend the karmic cycle.


The Wheel of Life Thangka serves as a visual sermon on the truths of birth, death, and rebirth, and the escape from this cycle through enlightenment. It is a quintessential piece of Buddhist art, believed to be one of the first paintings illustrating the Buddha's teachings.

Product Specifications:

  • Type: Hand Painted
  • Materials: Precious Natural Minerals
  • Base: Cotton Canvas
  • Origin: Nepal and Tibet

Note:  Please be advised that we ship exclusively the original paintings, and frames are not included. We encourage you to personalize your framing, or you may consult with us for professional framing options to complement your artwork.

  • Handmade
  • Ethically Sourced
  • 100% Authentic
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