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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 107-111

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 107-111

An expanded commentary on Dharmarakshita’s The Wheel of Sharp Weapons given at Sravasti Abbey from 2004-2006.

Verses 107-108

  • How karma functions, though everything is empty of inherent existence
  • Ethical conduct within mere appearance
  • The karmic appearance of the realms of existence

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 107-108, Part 1 (download)

Verses 109-111

  • Even though a dream appearance is false we can feel trapped
  • Seeing that appearances are changing moment by moment and there’s nothing to hold on to
  • While karma doesn’t exist inherently, it still functions

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 109-111, Part 2 (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.