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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

May this offering bring peace to all beings
May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
And, may all hearts and minds be opened to the present

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.

Updated 03-25-2017 at 12:45 AM by Shokai