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  1. 41/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Forty-first Gate

    Enjoyment of the meaning of the Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we seek the meaning of the Dharma.

    Enjoyment:

    a particular form or source of pleasure.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Rejoice in the meaning of the dharma
    That we may seek it's true meaning

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe ...
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    The Fortieth Gate

    Not being foolish is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it stops the killing of living things.

    Foolish :
    lacking forethought or caution.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice avoidance of foolishness
    That we may be free from the killing of living things

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

    Not to quarrel is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it stops angry
    accusations.

    Quarrel:

    an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice avoidance of quarreling
    That we may be free from angry accusations

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions ...
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    The Thirty-eighth Gate

    Reflection on impurity is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we abandon the mind that is tainted by desire.

    Impurity:
    not pure; mixed with extraneous matter of inferior or contaminating nature

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice avoidance of impurities
    That our minds may be free from desires

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

    Belief and understanding are a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    them] we decisively comprehend the paramount [truth]

    Belief / understanding :
    confidence in the truth or existence of something / knowledge of or familiarity with a particular thing


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Clarify our beliefs and understandings
    That we may truly see reality.

    May this offering bring ...
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