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Have you ever seen a moving contraption?


#1

What could be this moving contraption that the Buddha mentions in SN 22.100 Gaddula Sutta- the Leash ?


#2

that’s a good one :slight_smile:

contraption: a mechanical contrivance; gadget; device.

there seems to have been quite a few “mechanical contraptions” available at the time of the Buddha.
i would guess it was no one thing in particular.
see:
http://vvkindia.tripod.com/mech1.htm


#3

Alternative translation is that it’s a picture called ‘movement’.


#4

Relevant discussion on Dhamma Wheel: SN 22.100 Gaddula Sutta: The Leash (2) - Dhamma Wheel


#5