Once again we have completed the 108 day vigil from Winter Soltice to Vesak. I trust if you have been following along that it helped in your practice. I look forward todo this again starting on...
The One Hundred and ninth Gate
The state in which water is sprinkled on the head is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it], following birth in a family, we are at last able to realize...
The One Hundred and eighth Gate
The wisdom that leads us from one state to another state is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it], having water sprinkled on the head, we accomplish...
The One Hundred and Seventh Gate
The state beyond regressing and straying is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is replete with the Dharma of past buddhas..
[B]The state beyond...
The One Hundred and Sixth Gate
Attainment of realization of the Dharma of nonappearance is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we attain affirmation.
[B]The Dharma of...
I'm sorry but I need to qualify what I said above because it doesn't sit well with me.
1. War -- First off, I just want to really clarify
PS ^ The late great Daiho Loori found some significance in the Dharani even for modern times. He is better than me, I don't try.
Ah. I also believe that the "SHO SAI MYO KICHJO DHARANI" (Auspicious Dharani For Averting Calamity) is basically an old hocus-pocus abracadabra
Just to be precise, "svāhā" is a Sanskrit term often found at the end of a mantra or like slogan, and means literally something like
Me too ... I agree with Jundo in knowing the Hara (Chi in Chinese and Long in Tibetan) to be a place of energy of the center