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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 93-98

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 93-94

  • Taking on all the suffering of cyclic existence and afflictions
  • Through critical analysis, seeing the root of harm
  • Having no doubt that self-cherishing is the enemy

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Verse 95

  • Contemplate the great kindness of others as a part of daily practice
  • Taking and giving

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 53 (download)

Verses 96-97

  • Taking on suffering of others and transform into factors for enlightenment
  • Bodhicitta and wisdom
  • Dedication and wishing best kind of happiness for sentient beings

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 54 (download)

Verse 98

  • Care for each other as we wander in the six realms
  • Survival based on cooperation
  • Seeing that our existence depend on others

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 55 (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.