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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 99-104

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 99-104

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 99-100

  • Suffer for the sake of even one sentient being
  • Guardians of hell

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Verses 101-02

  • Beings of lower realms
  • Beings of upper realms
  • Generating the aspiration to gain the realization of the Bodhisattva path

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Verse 103

  • Practicing method and wisdom to counteract self-grasping and self-centeredness
  • Two wings of enlightenment

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Verse 104

  • Nothing arises independently
  • All things we crave only exist because the causes exist
    • The causes are unstable, because to get the results, the cause must cease

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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.