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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 92-94

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 92-94

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

  • Making clear aspirations on how we want to live our lives
  • Seeing clearly that the enemy is the self-centered attitude
  • Invoking our own wisdom (and that of the buddhas and bodhisattvas) to cut wrong conception
  • The four distortions
  • Purification
  • Focusing on the “taking” part of the taking-and-giving meditation

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 92-94 (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.