The Sixty-first Gate
The faculty of balance is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] the mind is pure..
mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm...
The Sixtieth Gate
The faculty of mindfulness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we thoroughly perform many kinds of work.
keeping aware; heedful: mindful...
The Fifty-ninth Gate
The faculty of effort is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we thoroughly attain many kinds of wisdom
exertion of physical or mental power
The Fifty-eighth Gate
The faculty of belief is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not [blindly] follow the words of others.
confidence in the truth or...
The Fifty-seventh Gate
The four bases of mystical power are a gate of Dharma illumintion; for [with them] the body-and-mind is light.
The four bases of mystical power / acting at will :...
How does our Zen Practice blend with taking a stand? Do we stay "beyond the fray" or speak out for what is right? I have been
Warms the breath of spring,
Upon this branch of my mind,
Appears from the cold void of winter,
The blossom of compassion.
For as the east winds blow my heart warms.
To this it changes south, my heart sets the seed.
West it raises to
Thank you for saying so Jishin. I said the same thing to Jundo (a number of times actually, until I was sort of a nuisance).
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