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  1. 45/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Forty-fifth Gate

    Knowledge of names and forms is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for it clears away many obstacles.

    Names / Form:

    a word or a combination of words by which any object of thought is designated / the shape of a thing or person


    May we together with all buddhas
    Clarify our understanding of names and form
    That we may be assured of a clear path

    May this offering bring peace to all ...
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    The Forty-fourth Gate
    Right means are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they are accompanied by right conduct.

    Means:
    method used to attain an end

    May we together with all buddhas
    Be mindful of our intentions
    That we may be assured of right conduct

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
    And, may all hearts and minds be opened to the present.
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    Forty-third Gate
    Pursuit of abundant knowledge is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we truly reflect on the form of the Dharma.

    Pursuit:
    an effort to secure or attain; quest


    May we together with all buddhas
    Accumulate abundant knowledge
    That we may appreciate the true form of the Dharma

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
    And, ...
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  4. 42/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Forty-second Gate

    Love of Dharma illumination is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we attain Dharma illumination.

    Love:
    a profoundly tender, passionate affection for something or someone.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Nurture a strong non-attachment to the Dharma
    That we may attain Dharma illumination.

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony ...
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    The Forty-first Gate

    Enjoyment of the meaning of the Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we seek the meaning of the Dharma.

    Enjoyment:

    a particular form or source of pleasure.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Rejoice in the meaning of the dharma
    That we may seek it's true meaning

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