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    Shokai

    35/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-fifth Gate

    The nonarising of ill-will is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] we protect ourselves and protect others.


    ill-will
    hostile feeling;...

    Shokai Today 03:34 AM
    Shokai

    34/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-fourth Gate

    Inhibition of self-conceit is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
    it] wisdom is fulfilled.

    Self-conceit
    an excessively favorable opinion of oneself,...

    Shokai Yesterday 12:35 AM
    Shokai

    33/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-third Gate

    Awareness of time is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
    do not treat spoken teaching lightly.

    Awareness of time :
    to leave completely and...

    Shokai 01-22-2017 04:26 AM
    Shokai

    32/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-second Gate

    To work for the Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we act
    in conformity with the Dharma...

    the Dharma :
    reality just as it is

    May we,...

    Shokai 01-21-2017 01:04 AM
    Shokai

    31/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Thirty-first Gate

    To work for living beings is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we
    do not blame others..


    Living beings :
    all living, breathing creatures

    Shokai 01-20-2017 03:13 AM
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