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  1. 99/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited



    The Ninety-nineth Gate


    Stillness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it realizes, and is replete with, the samādhi of the Tathāgata.

    Stillness :
    A deeper awareness of the Dharma

    May we together with all beings
    Practice stillness
    That we may realize the samādhi of the Tathāgata.


    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
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  2. 98/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The Ninety-eighth Gate

    The practice of the balanced state of dhyāna is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it fulfills the ten powers.

    Dhyāna :
    A deeper awareness of oneness which is inclusive of perception of body, mind, senses and surroundings, yet remaining unidentified with it (meditation)


    May we together with all beings
    Practice daily Shikantaza
    That we may fulfill the ten powers.


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  3. 97/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The Ninety-seventh Gate

    Accretion of happiness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it benefits all living beings.

    Accretion of happiness:
    :the increase by natural growth in good fortune; pleasure; contentment and/or joy.

    May we together with all beings
    Allow the grorowth of happiness
    That we may contribute to the benefits of all living beings


    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way%
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  4. 96/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The Ninety-sixth Gate

    To teach and guide living beings is a gate of Dharma illumination;for we ourselves neither indulge pleasures nor become tired.

    To teach and guide living beings :
    The act of sharing knowledge


    May we together with all beings
    Teach and Guide living beings
    That we may neither indulge pleasures nor become tired.


    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
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  5. 95/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The Ninety-fifth Gate

    Acceptance of the right Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it eradicates the afflictions of all living beings.

    Acceptance of the right Dharma :
    The act of assenting or believing that which is in accordance with what is good, proper, or just with regard to reality



    May we together with all beings
    Accept the right Dharma
    That the afflictions of all living beings will be eradicated. ...
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