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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 15-23

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 15-23

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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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.

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