Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 111-113

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

Verse 111

  • 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)

Verses 112-113

  • 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)

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