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  1. 94/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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
    samāna-arthatā, identity ...
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  2. 93/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice Expedient Means
    That we may be a light unto all beings

    May this offering bring peace to ...
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  3. 92/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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

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

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute ...
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  4. 91/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-first Gate
    The dhyāna pāramitā is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [withit] we accomplish all balanced states of dhyāna and mystical powers, and we teach and guide distracted living beings...

    Dhyana pāramitā :
    the wisdom of concentration


    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice the Dhyana Paramita
    That we may be a light unto all beings

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions ...
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  5. 90/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninetieth Gate
    The diligence pāramitā is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we completely attain all good dharmas, and we teach and guide lazy living beings..

    Diligence pāramitā :
    the wisdom of enthusiastic perseverance

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice the Diligence Paramita
    That we may be a light unto all beings

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