Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 38-42

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

  • Patience when constructing sacred images
  • Anger as the cause for having an unattractive body
  • A mind overcome with attachment and anger, despite all efforts to apply antidotes
  • The importance of counteracting the afflictions when they arise, not letting them become ossified
  • Watching our motivation for Dharma practice
  • Digging up the self-centered thought, the “I,” from the roots
  • Encountering difficulties in practice
  • Avoiding the lure of the eight worldly concerns

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 38-42 (download)

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