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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 43-49

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 43-49

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 43-44

  • Taken in by others treachery
  • Student’s or teacher’s motivation corrupted by afflictions

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Verse 45

  • Make it a priority to repay the kindness of others
  • Feeling grateful
  • When all the good I have done turns out badly

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Verses 46-47

  • We create the karma and we experience the results of our negative actions
  • Calamities are unplanned
  • Suffering of the lower realms

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Verses 48-49

  • Suffering of a householder
  • Thief that steals with stealth
  • Self-centeredness and self-grasping ignorance is the enemy

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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.