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  1. 101/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The One Hundred and first Gate
    Entry into the state of unrestricted speech is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we attain realization of the Dharma-eye..

    Unrestricted speech :
    Use of wise and fearless speech

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice the state of unrestricted speech
    That we may attain realization of the Dharma-eye..

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to ...
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  2. 100/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The One Hundredth Gate
    The wisdom view is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] wisdom is realized and fulfilled..

    Wisdom View :
    Right view based on right intention


    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice the Wisdom View
    That wisdom is realized and fulfilled

    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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  3. 99/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-nineth Gate
    Stillness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it realizes, and is replete with, the samādhi of the Tathāgata.

    Stillness :
    A deeper awareness of the Dharma

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice stillness
    That we may realize the samādhi of the Tathāgata.

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice daily Shikantaza
    That we may fulfill the ten powers.

    May this offering ...
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  4. 98/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-eighth Gate
    The practice of the balanced state of dhyāna is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it fulfills the ten powers.

    Dhyāna :
    A deeper awareness of oneness which is inclusive of perception of body, mind, senses and surroundings, yet remaining unidentified with it (meditation)

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice daily Shikantaza
    That we may fulfill the ten powers.

    May this offering bring peace to all ...
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  5. 97/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-seventh Gate
    Accretion of happiness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it benefits all living beings.

    Accretion of happiness :
    An increase by natural growth in good fortune; pleasure; contentment and/or joy.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Allow the growth of happiness
    That we may contribute to the benefits of all living beings

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute ...
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