February 16, 2014
The Fifty-eighth Gate
The faculty of belief is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not [blindly] follow the words of others.
confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof.
May we together with all beings
February 15, 2014
The Fifty-seventh Gate
The four bases of mystical power are a gate of Dharma illumintion; for [with them] the body-and-mind is light.
The four bases of mystical power / acting at will :
1) chanda (volition),
2) vīrya (effort),
3) citta (intelligence),
4) mīmāṃsā (profound consideration)
obscure in meaning; mysterious.