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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 35-42

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 35-42

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 35-36

  • Experiencing environmental results like frost and hail due to causes
  • Expel no one from their homes
  • Keeping pure vows

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Verse 37

  • No ultimate security in samsara
  • Greedy mind
  • Understanding the cause of happiness

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Verse 38

  • Insulted for having an ugly body
  • Anger creates the cause to have an unattractive body

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Verses 39-40

  • How past life self-cherishing thoughts affect this life’s practice
  • Mind perpetually disturbed by afflictions
  • Pernicious views

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Verse 41

  • Mind is untamed despite spiritual practice
  • Interest in status and reputation in this life directs the mind to worldly happiness
  • Motivation differentiates what is Dharma and what is not

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Verse 42

  • Anxiety in the mind during practice
  • Form relationships carefully
  • Creating a relationship with a spiritual teacher

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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.