Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 25-28

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An expanded commentary on Dharmarakshita’s The Wheel of Sharp Weapons given at Sravasti Abbey from 2004-2006.

  • When others seem to turn on us, friends become enemies
  • Deceit, guile, hypocrisy
  • The karmic causes of illness and disease
  • Being conscious and frugal when spending money donated to the sangha
  • The danger in taking vows and commitments when the practitioner doesn’t fully understand
  • The peace that comes with taking refuge
  • Different Buddhist traditions have different perspectives on vows
  • Defeating the mind that has to do things my way

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 25-28 (download)

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