View RSS Feed


94/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

Rate this Entry
March 24, 2014

The Ninety-fourth Gate
The four elements of sociability are a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with them] we accept all living beings and, after we have attained [the truth of] bodhi, we bestow upon all living beings the Dharma

The four elements of sociability :
The four are (per Ch. 45, Vol III, Shobogenzo)
dāna, free giving;
priya-ākhyāna, kind speech;
artha-carya, helpful conduct and
samāna-arthatā, identity of purpose, or cooperation


May we together with all beings
Practice the four elements of sociability
That we may be a light unto all beings

仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
Just another itinerant monk; go somewhere else to listen to someone who really knows.