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  1. 1/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The First Gate

    Right belief is a gate of Dharma Illumination for (with it) the steadfast mind is not broken.

    Belief:
    an opinion or conviction: confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof.
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    May we, together with all beings
    Realize and nuture right belief
    So that our mind and intention may be strengthened

    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open ...

    Updated 12-20-2013 at 11:40 PM by Shokai

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  2. We are All Connecdted

    As you Drive through the city of Tottori on the north shore of Japan's Honshu Island just before dusk, you see Squid Fishermen preparing their boats equipped with huge Arc lights that attract the squid, to set sail for a night of work. Ten or fifteen miles down the road you stop and set up camp and before long it is pitch black except for a few million glittering stars and the glow on the horizon from a hundred or so of those fishing boats moored together two miles off shore in the Japan Sea. Imagine ...
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  3. Something comes to mind

    A few days ago Jundo and I were discussing weather and the fact that his family relocated from New York to Florida when he was a boy to escape the cold weather. Early this morning it suddenly occurred to me that I may have been holding on to a fallacy for some time now. Back in 1965 taking English 101, we were asked to write an essay on our earliest recollection. Mine was a certain vignette of me as a toddler (probably 3+ yrs) standing on our upstairs front balcony looking ( from the south shore ...
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  4. Likes and Dislikes

    If you 'Like' a post in social media you are indicating to the originator that you acknowledge his/her contribution; and you may even "share' it. These actions have evolved very recently as short form conventions that can be useful. I try to use them as positive reinforcement for my neices, nephews and grand children. The one aspect missing from this is if I happen to miss a post or two, they could tend to think that I didn't like what they had done. So, when a wrong is committed is it right to ...
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  5. On Environmental Issues

    And so, finally, I get it. Having spent most of my three score
    and sixteen years wandering about this planet we call home; I finally get it.
    ["And what do you get ?", you may ask.]
    What I get is that the world doesn't need saving !!
    That's not to say it doesn't deserve it after all the abuse that man has
    heaped on it since time began. When you think about it, probably the
    first littering was done by Adam when he threw his apple core away.
    Although, ...

    Updated 09-18-2013 at 03:37 PM by Shokai

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