The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, a basic text for the Mahayana training of the mind, was composed by the great Yogi Dharmarakshita. It was brought to Tibet by the great Indian Pandit Atisha (982-1054) and was translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan by Atisha and his main disciple Upasaka Drom Tonpa.
The present English translation from the Tibetan text has been prepared by the Translation Bureau of the Library of Tibetan Works & Archieves and was published as a separate booklet in 1973, reprinted in 1976.
A revised edition published in 1981 includes the commentary to The Wheel of Sharp Weapons given by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey at the LTWA’s Buddhist philosophy course.
We hope that the publication of this work will benefit many.
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The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, one of the most important and influential texts in the Mahayana training of the mind, was composed by the great Indian Yogi Dharmaraksita. From among his numerous disciples, Dharmaraksita transmitted these teachings to Atisha (982-1054) who transmitted the same to his greatest disciple Upasaka Dromtonpa and together translated it into Tibetan from Sanskrit. The present English translation based on its Tibetan text was done by the Translation Bureau of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. Commentary to The Wheel of Sharp Weapons was given by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey.
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