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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 63-71

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 63-71

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 63-64

  • While we do not know very much, we are inflated
  • Little understanding
  • Friends and teachers
  • Rather than rely on sentient beings, rely on the Three Jewels

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 36 (download)

Verse 65

  • Foundation of humanity is ethical discipline
  • Having high status, being a great teacher

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 37 (download)

Verses 66-67

  • Avoid being smug and complacent
  • Views are lofty but deeds worse than a dog
  • Protecting self-centeredness and blaming others

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 38 (download)

Verses 68-69

  • Wearing robes does not save you from non-virtue
  • Having wrong refuge

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 39 (download)

Verses 70-71

  • Live in solitude but distracted, divination and shamanism
  • Clinging to household
  • Attachment to reputation is more difficult to give up than attachment to food

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 40 (download)

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.