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  1. 21/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 10, 2014

    The Twenty-first Gate

    Reflection on stillness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it]
    we do not disturb the mind.

    Stillness:
    the absence of motion

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    May we, together with all beings
    Reflect on the absence of motion
    That our mind may be free to be spacious

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

    Updated 01-10-2017 at 01:29 AM by Shokai

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  2. 20/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 9,2014

    The Twentieth Gate

    Reflection on there being no self is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for [with it] we do not taintedly attach to self.

    No self (emptiness) :
    a state of "pure consciousness" in which the mind has been emptied of all particular objects and images

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    May we, together with all beings
    Reflect on emptiness
    That we may be free from attachment to self
    ...

    Updated 01-09-2017 at 02:04 AM by Shokai

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  3. 19/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 8,2014

    The Nineteenth Gate

    Reflection on suffering is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we cease all aspirations.

    Suffering :
    to undergo or feel pain or distress

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    May we, together with all beings
    Remove all aspirations.
    That we may be free to see reality

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

    Updated 01-08-2017 at 01:26 AM by Shokai

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  4. 18/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 7, 2014

    The Eighteenth Gate

    Reflection on inconstancy is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we reflect upon the desires of the triple world.

    Inconstancy :
    not constant; changeable; fickle; variable

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    May we, together with all beings
    Realize constancy
    That we may be free of desires

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

    Updated 01-07-2017 at 03:05 AM by Shokai

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  5. 17/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 6, 2014

    The Seventeenth Gate

    Abandonment is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we turn
    away from the five desires..

    Abandonment :
    to leave completely and finally; to give up control

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    May we, together with all beings
    Renounce any and all attachments
    That we may be free of desires

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

    Updated 01-06-2017 at 01:47 AM by Shokai

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