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  1. 36/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-sixth Gate

    Being without hindrances is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] the mind is free of doubt.


    Without Hinderance:
    Free from something that interferes with or delays action or progress

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Be open to all possibilities
    That our minds may be free of doubt,

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony ...
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  2. 35/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-fifth Gate

    The nonarising of ill-will is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we protect ourselves and protect others.


    ill-will
    hostile feeling; malevolence; enmity

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Be mindful of the arising of ill-will
    That we may be loving, grateful and kind

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe ...
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  3. 34/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-fourth Gate

    Inhibition of self-conceit is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] wisdom is fulfilled.

    Self-conceit
    an excessively favorable opinion of oneself, one's abilities, etc.; vanity

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Refrain from the practice of self-conceit
    That we may know true wisdom

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The ...
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  4. 33/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-third Gate

    Awareness of time is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
    do not treat spoken teaching lightly.

    Awareness of time :
    to leave completely and finally; to give up control

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Embrace mindfulness of time
    That we may focus during teisho

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
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  5. 32/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-second Gate

    To work for the Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we act
    in conformity with the Dharma...

    the Dharma :
    reality just as it is

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Work in harmony with the Dharma
    That we may adapt to its wisdom

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