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  1. 60/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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

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

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe ...
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    The Fifty-ninth 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

    May we together with all buddhas
    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 the harmony of The Universe
    And, may all hearts and minds ...
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    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.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Reflect on and clarify our beliefs
    That we may not become as sheep.

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

    May we together with all buddhas
    Reflect on acting at will
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    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 action or effort ...
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