The Four Wheels of Bon
|Tonpa Shenrab Miwo
|Vajra Books, Nepal
To cure the illness of suffering it does not suffice to rely on one method only. Rather we should rely on many skilful means. Because suffering exists in connection with body, speech and mind, it is important to guard the behavior of our body, speech and mind. And because negative behavior of body, speech and mind is like the door that leads to suffering, we should climb up the staircase of behavior from the ground upwards, and be careful not to commit negative actions.
The Wheel of Teaching in Four Words, also called the Four Wheels of Bon, contains the final words spoken by the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab, founder of the Yungdrung Bon tradition. These Words are found in the Do Zermig, Tonpa Shenrab's hagiography, together with a brief explanation. The Four Wheels were spoken by Tonpa Shenrab at the very end of his twelfth and final deed, his passing away into nirvana. Hence they are considered to be of utmost importance.
Meton Sherab Oser (1158-1132 A.D.) was the first to compose a commentary on the Four Wheels. Meton Sherab Oser is considered to be the greatest scholar-yogi to have lived since the revival of Yungdrung Bon following the excavation in 1017 A.D. of 'treasure' texts by Shenchen Luga (994-1035 A.D.).
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