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PRAYING WHEEL

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 263 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PRAYING WHEEL, 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 wind- or water-mills. As the wheel revolves these uncoil and the prayer is considered to be offered.
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