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    Shokai

    Dharma Gate Review

    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...

    Shokai 04-09-2017 01:43 AM
    Shokai

    109/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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...

    Shokai 04-09-2017 01:24 AM
    Shokai

    108/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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...

    Shokai 04-08-2017 02:35 AM
    Shokai

    107/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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...

    Shokai 04-07-2017 02:56 AM
    Shokai

    106/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    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...

    Shokai 04-06-2017 02:46 AM
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    Risho

    New Buddhist Path - Challenge, Good v Evil, Ignorance v Awakening - PP 105 - 117

    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

    Risho Today, 04:09 PM Go to last post
    Jundo

    Hara - The Gut Brain?

    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.


    Jundo Today, 02:06 PM Go to last post
    Jundo

    Hara - The Gut Brain?

    Ah. I also believe that the "SHO SAI MYO KICHJO DHARANI" (Auspicious Dharani For Averting Calamity) is basically an old hocus-pocus abracadabra

    Jundo Today, 01:49 PM Go to last post
    Jundo

    Pronouciation of "svaha"

    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

    Jundo Today, 01:36 PM Go to last post
    Shingen

    Hara - The Gut Brain?

    Hey Fiona,

    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

    Shingen Today, 12:47 PM Go to last post