The Wheel of Sharp Weapons is one of my most favorite mind training texts ever.
The first time I heard about this text, was when Venerable Thubten Chodron recounted the first time she read The Wheel of Sharp Weapons. It was in the 1970’s and she was in Nepal attending a buddhist course at Kopan Monastery. At the time she wasn’t a nun yet, and had contracted some sort of disease that drove up a burning fever with horrendous intestinal problems. She was bedridden, with nothing else to do but read.
What she read was the Wheel of Sharp Weapons, and it had a profound effect on turning her mind towards the dharma. Continue reading