Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 56-59

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

  • The real enemies: the self-centered thought and self-grasping ignorance
  • Other living beings have been kind to us; we couldn’t exist without them
  • Invoking Yamantaka, one of the wrathful deities, to totally demolish our ignorance and our self-centeredness
  • How we continually seek happiness where it can’t be found
  • Enduring hardship in Dharma practice
  • High expectations and completed tasks we’ve committed to
  • Forming meaningful friendships and relationships
  • Five wrong livelihoods

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 56-59 (download)

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