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  1. 12/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    New Years Day 2014

    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

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

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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

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


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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

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

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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

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

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