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prayer wheel

Buddhism (esp in Tibet) a wheel or cylinder inscribed with or containing prayers, each revolution of which is counted as an uttered prayer, so that such prayers can be repeated by turning it
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'Dorji resides near the prayer wheel and we serve him meals whenever we see him around.' According to the monk, earlier Dorji lived with a resident of Kanglung but the house owner chased him away due to his unstable mental health and drunken behaviour.
Prayer Wheel was later sold to compete in point-to-points, but when Prince Babar emerged to boost the family, was sought out and bought back by her breeder.
The tote would carry personal items such as a prayer wheel, sweet grass, photos of family, music CD, and food for snacking.
Because polls suggest that an overwhelming majority of people in the United States believe in the healing power of prayer (Wallis, 1996), the prayer wheel (Rossiter-Thornton, 2000) was introduced to the class.
A favorite poetic trope of hers begins "Once." Once, she'll write, I was doing some ordinary thing (going to the door, digging in the garden) when up popped the utterly extraordinary (the last of the Inca kings in her bathroom, in her hallway an ape wearing her nightgown.) Such astonishing moments form the very plot of Dillard's long poem "Tickets for a Prayer Wheel," which I'd rate with Auden's Horae Canonicae as one of the major spiritual works of twentieth-century English poetry, not least because both are immensely accessible and engaging.
Her other titles include Tickets for a Prayer Wheel (1974), poetry; Holy the Firm (1977); Living By Fiction (1978), about contemporary fiction; Encounters with Chinese Writers (1984); and The Writing Life (1989).
PRAYER WHEEL: Major Melvyn Knott with one of the stands in the Salvation Army Citadel in Nuneaton.
I can't remember if I ever saw one, but for some reason, I felt I'd already experienced a prayer wheel. I read that prayer wheels are usually placed outside of Buddhist temples.
She still achieved more than Prayer Wheel, whose son Suances ran away with the Prix Jean Prat.
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Just then, my eye caught attention by a small decorative prayer wheel (Mani) at the front of the taxi, I was riding, a religious symbol that in a sense defines the region and its traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.