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  1. 6/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixth Gate

    Pure conduct of the actions of the mouth is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it eliminates the four evils.*

    *1) lying, 2) suppression of speech, 3) abusive speech, 4) duplicitous speech

    Conduct:
    the manner in which a person behaves, esp. on a particular occasion or in a particular context.


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize the skill of controlling actions;
    That the four evils may be ...
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  2. 5/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Fifth Gate

    Right conduct of the actions of the body is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for [with it] the three forms* of behavior are pure.

    *actions of body, speech, and mind.

    Conduct:
    the manner in which a person behaves, esp. on a particular occasion or in a particular context.


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize the skill of controlling actions;
    That the three forms of behavior may be cleansed. ...
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  3. 4/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Fourth Gate

    Love and cheerfulness are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they
    make the mind pure.

    Love:
    a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize the true nature of love and compassion
    That we may cultivate a pure mind

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The ...
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  4. 3/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Third Gate

    Delight is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is the mind of peace
    and tranquility..

    Delight:
    a strong feeling of happiness : great pleasure or satisfaction.
    something that makes you very happy : something that gives you great pleasure or satisfaction


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize gratefulness and serenity
    That we may radiate delight.

    May this offering bring peace ...
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  5. 2/108 Gates of Ddharma Illumination

    The Second Gate

    Pure mind is a gate of Dharma Illumination for (with it) there is no defilement.

    Pure:
    free from extraneous matter: simple or homogeneous. clear; free from blemishes:

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize spaciousness through our pratice
    That our minds may be free from defilement


    May this offering bring peace to all sentient beings
    May our thoughts and meditations contribute to the ...
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