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24 spiritual principles[edit]

Can anyone recommend a place to look these up? So far, my only guess is that it's related to the 3 turnings of the 8-spoke wheel (24=8*3). But, even with that in mind, I can't (in Wikipedia) contrive a list of the principles - I can't even find 8 principles related to the standard 8-spoked chakra. The 8-fold path? Who knows? Thanks to anyone who can point out additional information. 68.124.22.249 17:49, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

For that matter, is it even true at all that each spoke represents a spiritual principle? If a mere citation can be provided for that statement, that will probably get me on the right track. Thanks again. 68.124.22.249 18:06, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
Since I cant very well ask the original contributor, I'm going to label the statement with {{Fact}} 68.124.22.249 18:10, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

The 24 principles are listed in the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashoka_the_Great —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.191.175.234 (talk) 14:47, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

merge or split[edit]

Consensus is for the article to not be merged or split.  – Northamerica1000 (talk) 10:11, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

the article as it stands is pointless, a random factoid in article form. discussion of the flag of India should go to flag of India, and discussion of the Buddhist symbol to Dharmachakra. --dab (𒁳) 10:20, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

The Ashoka chakra is a particularly notable dharmachakra, is it not? ??Mitsube (talk) 19:26, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
This is an interesting question. Was the term "Ashoka Chakra" used in medieval times, or did Ambedkar use it to separate the secular-political Indian flag from the Buddhist dharmacakra? Shii (tock) 21:56, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
This article should be kept separate. This is a political symbol not a religious symbol. It was the symbol of the Mauryan Empire. Keraunos (talk) 06:12, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
This article should be kept separate as this is a very important symbol and is a resemblance of Government of India and Indian Nationalism at various occasions.--MohitSingh (talk) 07:17, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Hi original poster, yes, as you should know by now, the eight spoked wheel represents the eightfold path teached by the Buddha. By the way, the Buddha didn´t achive NIRVANA at Bodh-Gaya (India), but ENLIGTHMENT, wich is in intself the begining of the path that leads to Nirvana. Siddharta Gautama, the historical Buddha, passed the gate to that state of being when he died at Kushinagara on his way back to Kapalivastu (Nepal), the royal place where he was born. Both in the Pali (Theravada) Canon and in the Mahayana Sutras have recorded the words by which the Buddha gave his final teaching: the Parinibanna Sutta (Pali) and the Maha PariNirvana Sutra (Sanskrit). Be well.- El-Marianin (talk) 18:20, 14 April 2017 (UTC) El-Marianin