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Prayer wheels, as used in Tibet, are essentially machines
which 'chant' mantras for you when you have other things to
do, helping you toward
enlightenment and positive karma even when used in a
distracted manner. Fidget spinner are a largely pointless
used supposedly used to release
By combining the the purpose of the former with the design
the latter, by way of engraving mantras into spinning
Buddhists can accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma)
while in the office, on a train or even watching television,
even 'double up' using a spinner in each hand. It should, of
course, be marked to encourage clockwise use in the
traditional manner so as not to accidentally undo earlier
karma, or be fitted with a braking system if used
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||How does the wheel know who it is chanting mantras for?
||Can it be done vicariously?
||While not having a detailed knowledge of Buddist theory (but not theology, since Buddhism does not recognized any deity or deities) our understanding is that spinning a prayer wheel by, for example, unattended wind power increases the net "good karma" in the world (Universe), which trickles down to every living thing in its current incarnation cycle.