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  1. 4/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Fourth Gate

    Love and cheerfulness are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they
    make the mind pure.

    Love:
    a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize the true nature of love and compassion
    That we may cultivate a pure mind

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

    Delight is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is the mind of peace
    and tranquility..

    Delight:
    a strong feeling of happiness : great pleasure or satisfaction.
    something that makes you very happy : something that gives you great pleasure or satisfaction


    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize gratefulness and serenity
    That we may radiate delight.

    May this offering bring peace ...
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  3. 2/108 Gates of Ddharma Illumination

    The Second Gate

    Pure mind is a gate of Dharma Illumination for (with it) there is no defilement.

    Pure:
    free from extraneous matter: simple or homogeneous. clear; free from blemishes:

    May we, together with all buddhas
    Realize spaciousness through our pratice
    That our minds may be free from defilement


    May this offering bring peace to all sentient beings
    May our thoughts and meditations contribute to the ...
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  4. 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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  5. 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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