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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 22-24

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 22-24

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

  • The unhappiness we feel, when our teachers are not pleased with us
  • Act as we do with our teacher even out of our teacher’s presence
  • When others challenge our words
  • Integrity and consideration for others
  • Being a monastic helps one maintain his or her vows
  • Disputes with family, friends, nations

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 22-24 (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.