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  1. 105/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Hundred and fifth Gate
    Endurance of obedient following is a gate of Dharma illumintion; for [with it] we obey the Dharma of all the buddhas..

    The state of obedient following :
    The first of the 5 obediences which summarize the ten states of a Bodhisattva.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Endure obedient following
    That we obey the Dharma of all the buddhas..

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our ...
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  2. 104/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The One Hundred and fourth Gate
    Attainment of the state of unrestricted speech is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we cause all living beings to rejoice.

    The state of unrestricted speech :
    Wise and fearless eloquence.

    May we together with all buddhas
    Attain the state of unrestricted speech
    That we may cause all living beings to rejoice.

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute ...
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  3. 103/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The One Hundred and third Gate
    Accomplishment of the state of dhāranī is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we hear the Dharma of all the buddhas and are able to receive and retain it.

    Dharani :
    A mystical verse or chant used as a mnemonic device to convey the essence of a entire sutra or fascicle thereof.

    May we together with all budhas
    Accomplish the state of dhāranī
    That we may receive and retain the Dharma of all ...
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  4. 102/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The One Hundred and second Gate
    Entry into all conduct is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we attain realization of the Buddha-eye.

    All Conduct :
    Includes right conduct of the actions of the body, mouth and mind

    May we together with all buddhas
    Enter into all comduct
    That we may attain realization of the Buddha-eye

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The ...
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  5. 102/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The One Hundred and second Gate
    Entry into all conduct is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we attain realization of the Buddha-eye.

    All Conduct :
    Includes right conduct of the actions of the body, mouth and mind

    May we together with all buddhas
    Enter into all comduct
    That we may attain realization of the Buddha-eye

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