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The Buddhist cosmology model (Bhavachakra, Samsara Chakra) of the environment and inhabitants is based on the Abhidharma literature of the Theravada and Sutrayana vehicles.

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Jeff Watt 3-2007 [updated 9-2016, 5-2017, 1-2020]


84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha:

Toh 210 The Rice Seedling. Śālistamba, ’phags pa sA lu’i ljang pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo).

Toh 211 Teaching the Fundamental Exposition and Detailed Analysis of Dependent Arising. Pratītyasamutpādādivibhaṅganirdeśa, rten cing ’brel bar ’byung ba dang po dang rnam par dbye ba bstan pa zhes bya ba’i mdo).

Toh 287. The Application of Mindfulness of the Sacred Dharma (Saddharma­smṛtyupasthāna, ’phags pa dam pa’i chos dran pa nye bar gzhag pa)

Toh 980 The Sūtra on Dependent Arising. Pratītya­samutpāda­sūtra, ’phags pa rten cing ’brel bar ’byung ba zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo).
Publications:

King Udrayana and the Wheel of Life. Sermey Geshe Lobsang Tharchin. Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Press. New Jersey, 1984, 1989.

Reinventing the Wheel. Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples. Stephen F. Teiser. University of Washington Press, Seattle & London. 2006.

The Tibetan Wheel of Existence: An Introduction. Jacqueline Dunnington. Tibet House, New York: 2000.