Spinning Wheel for your Karma

"Prayer Wheels" Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.
“Prayer Wheels” Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

Bill Bryson



…I never saw a prayer wheel (Or” Mani wheel“) before arriving to Nepal, so I wasn’t really sure what they were and why everybody would make them spinning  everywhere! Then I’ve learned prayer wheels are used to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativities (bad karma). Tibetan Buddhist most often spins the wheel clockwise, as the direction in which the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is written on it and is that of the movement of the sun across the sky. Tibetan Buddhism is full of beautiful rituals and traditions, with the most poetic meanings behind them…






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