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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 25-28

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)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.