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
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
The Thirtieth Gate
No self-deception is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
do not praise ourselves.
the act or an instance of deceiving oneself,...
The Twenty-nineth Gate
Repayment of kindness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
it] we do not cheat and disregard others.
to make return to in any way; to...
The Twenty-eighth Gate
Recognition of kindness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
it] we do not throw away good roots.
Recognition of kindness :
If this is any help, I have a couple of threads on a suggested way to approach Dogen ...
SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Dogen
Usually the preface doesn't resonate with me but this statement did “Even though you try to call it thus, it quickly changes.” To me this
Indeed, a thing of beauty. Just starting to read the Shobogenzo -- the Kazuaki Tanahashi translation entitled Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master
Thank you all who sat and will sit.
Never forget to dance!
Just stumbled across this whilst working through the Buddha Basics series. Yet to read all the responses to the op but expect to find them insightful.