Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 15-23

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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 15-16

  • Creating causes to live in a pure land
  • Impure perception
  • Separation from those who are dear to us
    • Not wanting the pain of separation, don’t plant discord and estrange people from their companion

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Verses 17-18

  • Renouncing bad companions
  • Exaggeration and denigration
  • Speaking up respectfully
  • Results of improper attitudes towards holy beings
  • Taking and giving meditation

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Verses 19-20

  • Basic necessities waste away
  • Helping others get their needs
  • Mind unclear and heart unhappy
  • Encouraging others to do positive actions

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Verses 21-22

  • Fail in endeavors
  • Guru displeased with us
  • Being honest, watching our behavior, keeping our promises and vows seriously

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Verse 23

  • Refrain from troubling behavior
  • Motivated by integrity and concern to not have adverse effect on others

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