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  1. 60/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    February 18, 2014

    The Sixtieth Gate
    The faculty of mindfulness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we thoroughly perform many kinds of work.

    Mindfulness :
    keeping aware; heedful: mindful of your duties

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    May we together with all beings
    Practice the faculty of mindfulness
    That we may thoroughly perform many kinds of work

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
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    Updated 02-19-2017 at 01:48 AM by Shokai

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  2. 59/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    February 17, 2014

    The Fifty-nineth Gate
    The faculty of effort is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we thoroughly attain many kinds of wisdom

    Effort :
    exertion of physical or mental power

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    May we together with all beings
    Practice the faculty of effort
    That we may attain many kinds of wisdom

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to ...

    Updated 02-18-2017 at 07:15 AM by Shokai

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  3. 58/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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.

    Belief :
    confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof.

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    May we together with all beings
    Reflect on and ...

    Updated 02-17-2017 at 12:19 AM by Shokai

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  4. 57/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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)

    mystical:
    obscure in meaning; mysterious.

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    May we together ...

    Updated 02-15-2017 at 03:30 AM by Shokai

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  5. 56/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    February 14, 2014

    The Fifty-sixth Gate
    The four right exertions are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they eliminate all evils and realize many kinds of good.

    The four right exertions :
    1) to prevent bad that has not yet occurred,
    2) to cause bad that has already occurred to be extinguished,
    3) to cause to occur good that has not yet occurred,
    4) to promote the good that has already occurred.

    Exertion / Restraint :
    vigorous ...

    Updated 02-14-2017 at 02:19 AM by Shokai

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