Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 43-45

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

  • Being taken advantage of
  • Decreasing our selfishness, arrogance, and greed
  • Freeing the mind from discriminations: “I like this, I need that”
  • Rejoicing in others’ good fortune and circumstances
  • Attachment and anger in regards to teachings or studies
  • The “devil” of our self-centeredness
  • Letting go of the self-centered thought
  • When the good we do turns out badly
  • Avoiding self-pity or self-righteousness
  • Repaying others’ kindness with gratitude

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 43-45 (download)

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