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  1. 1 of 108 Dharma Gates of Illumination

    The First Gate

    Right belief is a gate of Dharma Illumination for (with it) the steadfast mind is not broken.

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

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Strive to attain Right Belief
    That our minds may be strengthened


    May this offering bring peace to all sentient beings
    My our thoughts ...
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  2. And the Wheel keeps on turning

    Today is the beginning of my 79th circuit around our sun. Last year at this time we were mourning the passing of a beautiful, loving and kind lady who is my eternal lost treasure. I am very grateful for the love, support and understanding that I've received along this journey of renewal and aceptance. In celebration of that and completion of the preceding introduction to the 108 Gates of Dharma Illumination, I propose to take this opportunity to review the gates at a slightly deeper level with the ...
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  3. 109/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The One Hundred and ninth Gate

    The state in which water is sprinkled on the head is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it], following birth in a family, we are at last able to realize anuttara samyaksambodhi.

    Anuttara Samyaksambodhi :
    the supreme right and balanced state of complete truth

    BMay we together with all beings
    Realize the majesty of our birth
    That we attain the non-goal of ultimate enlightenment

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  4. 108/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The One Hundred and eighth Gate

    The wisdom that leads us from one state to another state is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it], having water sprinkled on the head, we accomplish total wisdom

    Ultimate Wisdom :
    that which2 is available to all who persevere in their practice


    May we together with all beings
    Aspire to ultimate wisdom
    That we know the Dharma of all the buddhas..



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  5. 107/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination Revisited

    The One Hundred and seventh Gate

    The state beyond regressing and straying is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is replete with the Dharma of past buddhas..

    The state beyond regressing and straying :
    to no longer backslide or lose focus


    May we together with all beings
    Transend regressing and straying
    That we may become intimate with the Dharma of past buddhas..


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