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  1. 21/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 10, 2014

    The Twenty-first Gate

    Reflection on stillness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it]
    we do not disturb the mind.

    Stillness:
    the absence of motion

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    May we, together with all beings
    Reflect on the absence of motion
    That our mind may be free to be spacious

    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
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  2. 20/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 9,2014

    The Twentieth Gate

    Reflection on there being no self is a gate of Dharma illumination;
    for [with it] we do not taintedly attach to self.

    No self (emptiness) :
    a state of "pure consciousness" in which the mind has been emptied of all particular objects and images

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    May we, together with all beings
    Reflect on emptiness
    That we may be free from attachment ...
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  3. 19/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 8,2014

    The Nineteenth Gate

    Reflection on suffering is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we cease all aspirations.

    Suffering :
    to undergo or feel pain or distress

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    May we, together with all beings
    Remove all aspirations.
    That we may be free to see reality

    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
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  4. 18/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 7, 2014

    The Eighteenth Gate

    Reflection on inconstancy is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we reflect upon the desires of the triple world.

    Inconstancy :
    not constant; changeable; fickle; variable

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    May we, together with all beings
    Realize constancy
    That we may be free of desires

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  5. 17/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    January 6, 2014

    The Seventeenth Gate

    Abandonment is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we turn
    away from the five desires..

    Abandonment :
    to leave completely and finally; to give up control

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    May we, together with all beings
    Renounce any and all attachments
    That we may be free of desires

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