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  1. 99/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-nineth Gate
    Stillness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it realizes, and is replete with, the samādhi of the Tathāgata.

    Stillness :
    A deeper awareness of the Dharma

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice stillness
    That we may realize the samādhi of the Tathāgata.

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice daily Shikantaza
    That we may fulfill the ten powers.

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  2. 98/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-eighth Gate
    The practice of the balanced state of dhyāna is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it fulfills the ten powers.

    Dhyāna :
    A deeper awareness of oneness which is inclusive of perception of body, mind, senses and surroundings, yet remaining unidentified with it (meditation)

    May we together with all buddhas
    Practice daily Shikantaza
    That we may fulfill the ten powers.

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  3. 97/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-seventh Gate
    Accretion of happiness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it benefits all living beings.

    Accretion of happiness :
    An increase by natural growth in good fortune; pleasure; contentment and/or joy.


    May we together with all buddhas
    Allow the growth of happiness
    That we may contribute to the benefits of all living beings

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute ...
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  4. 96/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-sixth Gate
    To teach and guide living beings is a gate of Dharma illumination;for we ourselves neither indulge pleasures nor become tired.

    To teach and guide living beings :
    The act of sharing knowledge

    May we together with all buddhas
    Teach and Guide living beings
    That we may neither indulge pleasures nor become tired.

    May this offering bring peace to all beings
    May our actions contribute to the harmony of ...
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  5. 95/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-fifth Gate
    Acceptance of the right Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it eradicates the afflictions of all living beings.

    Acceptance of the right Dharma :
    The act of assenting or believing that which is in accordance with what is good, proper, or just with regard to reality


    May we together with all buddhas
    Accept the right Dharma
    That the afflictions of all living beings are eradicated.

    May this ...
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