The Twenty-seventh Gate
The Three Devotions are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they
purify the three evil worlds.
Three Devotions :
Devotion to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha...
The Twenty-sixth Gate
Dharma conduct is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
follow the conduct that is the Dharma.
Dharma conduct :
personal behavior; way of acting;...
The Twenty-fifth Gate
Truth is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not deceive
being in accordance with the actual state or conditions;...
The Twenty-fourth Gate
Veracity is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not
deceive gods and human beings.
habitual observance of truth in speech or...
The Twenty-third Gate
Humility is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] eternal malevolence vanishes.
the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion...
Thank you Jim, for the quote and Jundo for the clarification.
Thank you, Jakuden and Jundo. This thread aided my understanding.
Kokuu, this post clarified a lot for me. I appreciate it.
Thank you all for those considered responses, including Jishin's trademark gnomic answer. Daizen, that's a really interesting thought, thank you. I
The traditional Vinaya rules for monks, and even for lay people on special observant days on the Continent (China and South Asia, for example), provide