Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 81-92

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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 81-83

  • Crave for high status, wanting worldly pleasure
  • Not being a true friend to others
  • Putting on airs

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Verses 84-85

  • Choosing teachers who have a broad overview of the Buddha’s teachings
  • Accepting that people have different views
  • Not knowing very much
  • Habituated to afflictions

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Verse 86

  • Advantages of having a teacher
  • Having a living practice
  • Failing to study, saying it is not important

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Verse 87

  • Honesty when teaching
  • Not having pure view

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Verses 88-90

  • Feeling embarrassed because we fear criticism
  • Criticizing the teachings
  • Objects of honor as a source of shame
  • Failing to do anything that is worthwhile to do

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Verses 91-92

  • Invoking Yamantaka to destroy wrong views of the self
  • To eliminate the obstacles
  • To protect from negative action

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