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  1. 71/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Seventy-first Gate
    Enjoyment, as a part of the state of truth, is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we attain many kinds of balanced state...

    Enjoyment:
    the possession, use, or occupancy of anything with satisfaction or pleasure


    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice Enjoyment, as a part of the state of truth
    That we may attain many kinds of balanced state...

    May this offering bring peace to all ...
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  2. 70/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Seventieth Gate
    Effort, as a part of the state of truth, is a gate of Dharma illumina.tion; for [with it] we become proficient in realization..

    Effort:
    to make an earnest or strenuous attempt

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice Effort, as a part of the state of truth
    That we may become proficient in realization

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe ...
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    The Sixty-nineth Gate
    Examination of Dharma, as a part of the state of truth, is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it illuminates all dharmas..

    Examination:
    the act of examining; inspection; inquiry; investigation.

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice the Examination of Dharma, as a part of the state of truth
    That all dharmas may be illuminated

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute ...
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  4. 68/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixty-eighth Gate
    Mindfulness, as a part of the state of truth, is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is wisdom that accords with real dharmas.

    Mindfulness:
    keeping aware; heedful: mindful of your duties

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice Mindfulness, as a part of the state of truth
    That we may have wisdom that is in harmony with reality

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute ...
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  5. 67/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixty-seventh Gate
    The power of wisdom is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we depart from the two extremes

    Power of Wisdom :
    great or marked ability to know what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action


    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice the power of wisdom
    That we may keep to the middle way

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