Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

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Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by Dharmaswede » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:08 pm

This is what I have found so far:

Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Gelek Rimpoche
Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, Thubten Chodron
The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Geshe Ngawang Dorje
The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Alexander Berzin
Mirror to Your Life ,Geshe Tenzin Zopa

What others are out there?

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Re: Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by Grigoris » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:26 pm

Check youtube as well. There are some good oral commentaries there too.
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Re: Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by kirtu » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:56 pm

Numerous audio teachings on "The Wheel of Sharp Weapons". This is an archive site.

Here also is a site that has audio recordings from many teachers. One of these is a series of Wheel of Sharp Weapons audio teachings by HH Rizong Rinpoche (102nd Ganden Tripa).

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Re: Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by justsit » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:14 pm

HH Dalai Lama did a 3 day teaching in 2006 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. The text used was titled Blade Wheel of Mind Transformation. I found a copy available from Abe Books; there may be other copies elsewhere.
https://www.abebooks.com/Blade-Wheel-Mi ... 9860248/bd

I may have a copy, will check when I have time to dig (may be a while, in the middle of a project on a tight schedule at work).

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Re: Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by Terma » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:23 am

The Book "Peacock in the poison grove" contains a commentary of this text as well.

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Re: Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by Dharmaswede » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:24 am

Thank you all! This will keep me busy for a while...

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Re: Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:53 pm

Maybe the first English translation; comments by Geshe Dhargyey.

http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Wheel_of_Sh ... p/6075.htm
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Re: Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by justsit » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:53 pm

I managed to find the book from the 2006 teaching. It contains the English translation entitled "The Wheel of Sharp Weapons" found in Ch. 8 of Mind Training: The Great Collection, compiled by Shonu Gyalchok and Konchok Gyaltsen, trans. and ed. by Thupten JInpa. Library of Tibetan Classics, vol. 1. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006. There is also a Tibetan translation, plus 30 endnotes in English, primarily on translation details.

There is no commentary per se. The text is littered with my chicken scratch notes, for what that's worth. If you think this may be of use, PM me and I'll send it to you.

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Re: Looking for commentaries on "Wheel of Sharp Weapons"

Post by Dharmaswede » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:06 pm

Any votes for best translation?

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Jens

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