Who Is A Wheel-Turning Monarch?
A Wheel-Turning Monarch is a great person who possesses thirty-two rare and special physical attributes that signify a Great Being, a Mahapurisa. These special physical features are symbols of qualities attained by great and good cultivation practices for eons.
This Great Being forges either one of only two paths in life: to perfect the life of renunciation as a Samma Sambuddha, or as a lay person attaining unsurpassed distinction as an illustrious world leader, a Wheel-Turning Monarch.
Just like a Samma Sambuddha, a fully enlightened being, the appearance of a Wheel-Turning Monarch is an extremely rare occurrence in the world.
The Wheel-Turning Monarch rules with Dhamma. He presides over a vast kingdom with cities that are especially created to align beings towards great liberation. This Great Monarch has a committed resolution aiming to fulfill the welfare, material and spiritual perfection of all his subjects, using the unfathomable ‘middle’ path.