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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 90-91

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 90-91

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

  • The importance of joyous effort and patience
  • Accepting helpful criticism along the path
  • Practicing what our teachers instruct
  • Averting the “spontaneous” habits of ignorance, anger, and attachment
  • Hardship along the path
  • Purpose of wrathful deities
  • Self-grasping, selflessness
  • Meaning of “clear light mind,” “illusory body,” “non-dual,” “blissful”

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 90-91 (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.