Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 50-62

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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 50-52

  • Anthropomorphizing self-grasping ignorance and self-cherishing as crazy demons that cause suffering
  • Invoking Yamantaka

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Verses 53-55

  • Destroy the ego mind, asking Yamantaka to release one from delusions and cut the tangled knot of grasping
  • Wrathful energy directed at the internal enemy

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Verses 56-57

  • We want happiness but do not want to create the cause for it
  • Feeling of entitlement but no endurance for hardship
  • Wanting immediate results for everything we do
  • Not having a long term view, a hindrance to our practice

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Verses 58-59

  • Eager to make new friends but not sincere
  • Skill at flattery and innuendo
  • Chain of miserliness is the self-centered thought

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Verses 60-62

  • Mind creates obstacles for itself
  • Blowing our own trumpet
  • Dharma student-teacher relationship
  • Behavior of student and teacher

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