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  1. 31/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-first Gate

    To work for living beings is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we
    do not blame others..


    Living beings :
    all living, breathing creatures


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Immerse ourselves in helping others
    That we may not see blame.

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
    And, may all hearts and ...
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    The Thirtieth Gate

    No self-deception is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
    do not praise ourselves.

    Self-deception :
    the act or an instance of deceiving oneself, esp as to the true nature of one's feelings or motives

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Be mindful of our true feelings
    That we may maintain a state of humility

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute ...
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    The Twenty-nineth Gate

    Repayment of kindness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we do not cheat and disregard others.

    Repayment :
    to make return to in any way; to pay back (or pay it forward)

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Be generous in our relationships
    That we may not cheat and disregard others

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The ...
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    The Twenty-eighth Gate

    Recognition of kindness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we do not throw away good roots.

    Recognition of kindness :
    acknowledge Kindness when we see it

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Be mindful in the presence of kindness
    That we may preserve the good roots that have been nurtured

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony ...
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    The Twenty-seventh Gate

    The Three Devotions are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they
    purify the three evil worlds.

    Three Devotions :
    Devotion to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Take refuge in the three treasures
    That we may purify the three evil worlds *

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
    And, may ...
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