Dharma means the wisdom of the supramundane paths.
The wisdom of the supramundane paths, which is the pure & complete knowledge of the four noble truths, too, is the only powerful weapon which destroys the evil defilements completely. According to ‘Visuddhimagga’, the age long defilements in a being could be obliterated by the wisdom of the supramundane paths like a thunderbolt which destroys huge rocks, or like a bush fire which erupts from strong winds and incinerate huge forests, or like the sun which wipes out the darkness with its powerful blaze.
Since the wisdom of the supramundane paths is unobtrusive, it is obscure. But, the Chakrayudha is visible and therefore, is conspicuous.
To disclose the unobtrusive wisdom of the supramundane paths, the visible Chakrayudha has been used, in the Dharmachakra. This could never be compared to a cart wheel since it represents a sharp edged Chakrayudha, not a cart wheel.
- Jathi (Birth)
- Jara (Decay)
- Marana (Death)
- Shoka (Grief)
- Parideva (Lamentation)
- Dukkha (Pain)
- Domanassa (Displeasure)
- Upayasa (Despair)
- Apriyasampayoga (Association with the unpleasant)
- Priyavippayoga (Seperation from the beloved)
- Not getting what one desires
- Upadanaskandha paha (The five aggregates)
- Kama Thanha (Craving for sensual pleasure)
- Bhawa Thanha ( Craving for eternal existence)
- Vibhawa Thanha ( Craving for self annihilation)
- Samma Ditti (Right vision / understanding)
- Samma Sankappa (Right thought)
- Samma Vacha (Right speech)
- Samma Kammantha (Right action)
- Samma ajiva (Right livelihood)
- Samma Vayama (Right effort)
- Samma Sati (Right mindfulness)
- Samma Samadhi (Right concentration)