symbol of Buddhism
The Dharma Chakra (also known as the wheel of Dharma) is a symbol from ancient India and one of the Ashtamangala of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism. The Dharma wheel symbol has represented Buddhism, Gautama Buddha's teachings and his walking of the path to Enlightenment since the time of early Buddhism. The symbol is also connected to the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.
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- Three times you turned the wheel of the Law in the thousand-millionfold world,
the wheel that from the first has always been pure.
- Ratnākara to Buddha, in Vimalakirti Sutra, Chapter I. As translated by Burton Watson, Columbia University Press, 2000, ISBN: 0231106572.