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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 60-63

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 60-63

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

  • Habits
  • “Blowing our trumpet loudly” before we’re going to do something
  • It’s by doing what we say we’re going to do that we really come to have creditability
  • The essence of Buddhas teachings:
    • Abandon the negative
    • Do what you can to help
    • Purify your mind
  • Teaching and listening to teachings with the right motivation

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 60-63 (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.