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  1. 96/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    March 26, 2014

    The Ninety-sixth Gate
    To teach and guide living beings is a gate of Dharma illumination;for we ourselves neither indulge pleasures nor become tired.

    To teach and guide living beings :
    The act of sharing knowledge

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    May we together with all beings
    Teach and Guide living beings
    That we may neither indulge pleasures nor become tired.


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  2. 95/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    March 25, 2014

    The Ninety-fifth Gate
    Acceptance of the right Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it eradicates the afflictions of all living beings.

    Acceptance of the right Dharma :
    The act of assenting or believing that which is in accordance with what is good, proper, or just with regard to reality

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    May we together with all beings
    Accept the right Dharma
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  3. 94/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    March 24, 2014

    The Ninety-fourth Gate
    The four elements of sociability are a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with them] we accept all living beings and, after we have attained [the truth of] bodhi, we bestow upon all living beings the Dharma

    The four elements of sociability :
    The four are (per Ch. 45, Vol III, Shobogenzo)
    dāna, free giving;
    priya-ākhyāna, kind speech;
    artha-carya, helpful conduct and
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  4. 93/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    March 23, 2014

    The Ninety-third Gate
    Expedient means are a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with them] we manifest ourselves according to the dignified forms that living beings admire, and we teach and guide [living beings], accomplishing the Dharma of all the buddhas

    Expedient means :
    the wisdom of knowledge

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    May we together with all beings
    Practice Expedient Means
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  5. 92/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    March 22, 2014

    The Ninety-second Gate
    The wisdom pāramitā is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [withit] we eradicate the darkness of ignorance, together with attachment to views, and we teach and guide foolish living beings.

    Wisdom pāramitā :
    the wisdom of knowledge

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    May we together with all beings
    Practice Wisdom Paramita
    That we may be a light unto all beings

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