An expanded commentary on Dharmarakshita’s The Wheel of Sharp Weapons given at Sravasti Abbey from 2004-2006.
- Examining the feeling of “me” and how the “I” exists
- Analyzing karma and its effects
- Results of karma are not inherently existent
Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 111-113, Part 1 (download)
- Drops of water filling a vase
- How karma ripens, many causes and conditions
- Seeing things in relationship to each other
- Even though happiness and sadness are empty, we experience them
Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 111-113, Part 2 (download)
Questions and answers
- We label ‘continuum’ on a series of things that have some relationship with cause and effect to each other
- Karma mainly ripens in the aggregate of feeling. Is there an aggregate which mainly causes it?
- Karma is being created all the time
- Use of syllogisms
Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 111-113, Part 3 (download)