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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Praying Wheel

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A mechanical apparatus used by the Lamaist Buddhists in Tibet and elsewhere for offering prayers. Strips of paper bearing a manifold repetition of the words "The Jewel in the Lotus, Amen," are wrapped round cylinders of all sizes - from hand-mills to windor water-mills. As the wheel revolves these uncoil and the prayer is considered to be offered.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Praying Wheel'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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