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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 10-15

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 10-15

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

  • When events befall us the principal cause is our own karma that we created in the past
  • Mental suffering
  • Taking and giving meditation
  • Deception, theft, and miserly acts
  • Purifying through hardships and generosity
  • Powerlessness and servitude
  • Living in community
  • Lack of gratitude and kindness
  • Rebirth in a place of impurity
  • Having the proper motivation

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 10-15 (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.