Pictured on the outer rim of the wheel, as experienced by the deluded mind:
(1) avidya - ignorance
(2) samskara - volitional acts
(3) vijnana - consciousness
(4) nama rupa - mind/body
(5) ayatanas - 6 sense organs & their objects
(6) sparsha - contact
(7) vedana - feeling
(8) trishna - craving
(9) upadana - grasping
(10) bhava - coming to be
(11) jati - birth
(12) jaramarana - old age and death

-- The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh


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Tibetan Bhavacakra (Wheel of Becoming)


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