Wheel of Life — Revisited

It seems somewhat odd that a blog posted about two years ago, entitled 'Wheel of Life', has received more traffic than all my other blogs combined since. It carried a high resolution image (see below) which I am using again to see if it was the image that attracted the traffic.


The blog contained a brief description of the Four Truths of Buddhist teachings. I don't imagine that many Buddhists would have been reading the blog, so it is more likely that the traffic came from the intellectually or religiously curious browser. There is something quite innately satisfying about the concept of the cycle of life, death and rebirth even if we don't believe in reincarnation. It satisfies a need in us to feel that life will continue on after us and that some something will remain after we die -- be it our works, the memories or our spirit.

It brings to mind a poem that I wrote some 50 years ago about the cycle of life, death and rebirth.


There is a Pool into which
All souls flow
By rivers and currents
Into the Eternal we go.
And each man lifted like a drop of rain
Falls into the Pool again.


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  1. anon

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