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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 81-92

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 81-92

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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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.