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  1. 34/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-fourth Gate

    Inhibition of self-conceit is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] wisdom is fulfilled.

    Self-conceit
    an excessively favorable opinion of oneself, one's abilities, etc.; vanity

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Refrain from the practice of self-conceit
    That we may know true wisdom

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The ...
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    The Thirty-third Gate

    Awareness of time is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
    do not treat spoken teaching lightly.

    Awareness of time :
    to leave completely and finally; to give up control

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Embrace mindfulness of time
    That we may focus during teisho

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
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    The Thirty-second Gate

    To work for the Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we act
    in conformity with the Dharma...

    the Dharma :
    reality just as it is

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Work in harmony with the Dharma
    That we may adapt to its wisdom

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
    And, may all hearts and minds be opened ...
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  4. 31/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-first Gate

    To work for living beings is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we
    do not blame others..


    Living beings :
    all living, breathing creatures


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Immerse ourselves in helping others
    That we may not see blame.

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
    And, may all hearts and ...
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    The Thirtieth Gate

    No self-deception is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
    do not praise ourselves.

    Self-deception :
    the act or an instance of deceiving oneself, esp as to the true nature of one's feelings or motives

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Be mindful of our true feelings
    That we may maintain a state of humility

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