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Praying-wheels

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It is said that the Buddhists pray by machinery; that they put prayers into a wheel, and unroll them by the length. This notion arises from a misconception. Sakyʹa-muni, the Buddha, is said to have “turned the wheel of the law”—i.e. to have preached Buddhism incessantly—we should say as a horse in a mill.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Poverty … Love
Powder
Poyning’s Law
P.P., Clerk of this Parish
Præmonstratensian Monks
Præmunire
Pragmatic Sanction
Prairie Fever (The)
Prating Sophists
Prayer-book Parade
Praying-wheels
Pre-Adamites
Pre-Raphaelites
Preacher (The)
Prebend
Precarious
Preceptor
Précieuses Ridicules (in Molière’s comedy so called)
Preciosa
Precious Stones
Precocious

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