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    Shokai

    28/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Twenty-eighth Gate

    Recognition of kindness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we do not throw away good roots.

    Recognition of kindness :
    acknowledge Kindness...

    Shokai Today 01:18 AM
    Shokai

    27/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Twenty-seventh Gate

    The Three Devotions are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they
    purify the three evil worlds.

    Three Devotions :
    Devotion to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha...

    Shokai 01-15-2017 09:59 PM
    Shokai

    26/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Twenty-sixth Gate

    Dharma conduct is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
    follow the conduct that is the Dharma.

    Dharma conduct :
    personal behavior; way of acting;...

    Shokai 01-15-2017 04:06 AM
    Shokai

    25/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Twenty-fifth Gate

    Truth is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not deceive
    ourselves..

    Truth :
    being in accordance with the actual state or conditions;...

    Shokai 01-13-2017 10:19 PM
    Shokai

    24/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Twenty-fourth Gate

    Veracity is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not
    deceive gods and human beings.

    Veracity :
    habitual observance of truth in speech or...

    Shokai 01-13-2017 12:17 AM
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    Jundo

    Mind Waves -- Thoughts During Zazen

    Hi Uggy and Toby,

    Nothing wrong with any of that, nothing wrong with doing any of that when you need. Just don't get caught there in trying

    Jundo Today, 12:04 PM Go to last post
    Seishin-Do

    sitting zazen, timeless time

    I must admit that these debates for want of a better word leave me perplexed with so many seeming contradiction of what exists or doesn't exist or how

    Seishin-Do Today, 11:55 AM Go to last post
    Seishin-Do

    Mind Waves -- Thoughts During Zazen

    Uggy same here. I'll say to myself "let go" or "find the breath" just to break the train. Guess its all just practice and time. I've

    Seishin-Do Today, 10:44 AM Go to last post
    Ugrok

    Mind Waves -- Thoughts During Zazen

    I love Suzuki roshi ! Still, sometimes i find it takes effort to get out of thought trains. Especially when there are emotions involved ; a thought leads

    Ugrok Today, 10:34 AM Go to last post
    Kokuu

    Joriki

    Thank you for the question, Jakuden, and the answer, Jundo.

    A very good illumination of one of those words and subjects often seen in Zen

    Kokuu Today, 10:23 AM Go to last post