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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 72-80

Teachings on Dharmaraksita’s The Wheel-Weapon Mind Training at the Fall 2004 Manjushri Retreat at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, September 10-19, 2004.

Verses 72-73

  • Seeking places where there is no Dharma
  • Not taking advantage of a previous human life

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 41 (download)

Verses 74-76

  • Take advantage of others
  • Claiming psychic powers
  • Getting defensive

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 42 (download)

Verse 77

  • Not keeping other’s trust
  • Trust holds society together
  • Long term and short term benefit

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 43 (download)

Verses 78-79

  • Ill-tempered, hard to get along with
  • Ignoring others, harming others
  • Shifting our state of mind to cherish others
  • Suspicious mind comes from being insincere

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 44 (download)

Verse 80

  • Dislike advice and always difficult to be with
  • Taking everything personally
  • Holding a grudge

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 45 (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.

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