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The center pattern looks like an Aztec symbol for rebirth but I'm wondering: How did Kishimoto come up with this exactly?enter image description here

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  • Can you provide an image of the aztec symbol?
    – W. Are
    May 10, 2019 at 9:42

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I can't seem to find any official information as to where the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style originated or was based on.

However, here's a theory.

As you may know, Naruto has many influences from Buddhism and Hinduism: the Multiple Lotus Nonself Connected Cannons, The Six Paths of Pain, Formation of Ten Thousand Snakes and the Chakra, to name a few, were based on Buddhist and Hinduist beliefs.

With that, I say that it's possible it might be inspired from the Dharmachakra or the wheel of Dhamma. A comparison of the seals are shown below: enter image description here

According to Wikipedia, it is connected to the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, both of which are teachings to help a person escape the painful cycle of rebirth, if I understand correctly.

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