Visuddhimagga VII-8

128. Atha vā saṃsāracakkanti anamataggaṃ saṃsāravaṭṭaṃ vuccati.


Ñ(VII,8): Or alternatively, it is the beginningless round of rebirths that is called the 'wheel of the round of rebirths'.

Tassa ca avijjā nābhi, mūlattā.


Ñ: Ignorance is its hub because it is its root.

Jarāmaraṇaṃ nemi, pariyosānattā.


Ñ: Ageing-and-death is its rim because it terminates it.

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