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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 67-69

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

  • The faults of our self-centered attitude and self-grasping ignorance
  • These faults are due to our own misconception mind
  • The fault of not admitting our afflictions or our negative emotions to other people, or even to ourselves
  • The importance of becoming a little bit more honest with ourselves, not projecting our faults onto other people
  • Looking honestly at our conflicts with other people
  • Keeping precepts
  • Having a broad view that is seeking the happiness of all living beings for all of infinity

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 67-69 (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.