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  1. 12/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination - Happy New Year

    New Years Day 2017

    The Twelfth Gate

    Mindfulness of precepts is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for [with it] we fulfill all vows


    Vows :
    a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment, an earnest declaration or resolve


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Be mindfull of our vows
    That we may keep steadfast on the path.

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions ...
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  2. 11/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Eleventh Gate

    Mindfulness of generousity is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for [with it] we do not expect reward.

    Generosity :
    willingness and liberality in giving, freedom from pettiness
    or small mindedness, a generous act, abundance, plenty

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Give with open hearts
    That we can freely see the joy it brings.

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our ...
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  3. 10/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Tenth Gate

    Mindfulness of Sangha is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for [with it] attainment of the truth is steadfast.


    Mindfulness :
    attentive, aware, careful or heedful; awareness of the present moment

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize the skill of mindfulness;
    That with our brothers and sisters,
    We can harmoniously reach the truth.

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
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  4. 9/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninth Gate

    Mindfulness of Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for [with it] reflection of [the state of] Dharma is pure.


    Mindfulness :
    attentive, aware, careful or heedful; awareness of the present moment

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize the skill of mindfulness;
    That our reflection on the Dharma may be
    Complete, sincere and without defilement.

    May this offering bring peace ...
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  5. 8/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Eighth Gate

    Mindfulness of Buddha is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for [with it] reflection of [the state of] Buddha is pure.


    Mindfulness :
    attentive, aware, careful or heedful; awareness of the present moment


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Develop our skill of mindfulness;
    So our reflection on the Buddha may be
    Complete, sincere and without defilement..


    May this offering ...
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