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  1. 107/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The One Hundred and seventh Gate

    The state beyond regressing and straying is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is replete with the Dharma of past buddhas..

    The state beyond regressing and straying :
    to no longer backslide or lose focus


    May we together with all beings
    Transend regressing and straying
    That we may become intimate with the Dharma of past buddhas..


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  2. 106/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The One Hundred and sixth Gate

    Attainment of realization of the Dharma of nonappearance is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we attain affirmation.

    The Dharma of Nonappearance :
    The Third Noble Truth; what is Nirvanna


    May we together with all beings
    Attain realization of the Dharma of non-appearance
    That we may have affirmation.


    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
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  3. 105/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The Hundred and fifth Gate

    Endurance of obedient following is a gate of Dharma illumintion; for [with it] we obey the Dharma of all the buddhas..

    The state of obedient following :
    The first of the 5 obediences which summarize the ten states of a Bodhisattva.


    May we together with all beings
    Endure obedient following
    That we obey the Dharma of all the buddhas..



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  4. 104/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The One Hundred and fourth Gate

    Attainment of the state of unrestricted speech is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we cause all living beings to rejoice.

    The state of unrestricted speech :
    Wise and fearless eloquence.

    May we together with all beings
    Attain the state of unrestricted speech
    That we may cause all living beings to rejoice.


    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
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  5. 103/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The One Hundred and third Gate

    Accomplishment of the state of dhāranī is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we hear the Dharma of all the buddhas and are able to receive and retain it.

    Dharani
    A mystical verse or chant used as a mnemonic device to convey the essence of a entire sutra or fascicle thereof.


    May we together with all beings
    Accomplish the state of dhāranī
    That we may receive and retain the ...
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