The Thirty-fourth Gate
Inhibition of self-conceit is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
it] wisdom is fulfilled.
an excessively favorable opinion of oneself,...
The Thirty-third Gate
Awareness of time is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
do not treat spoken teaching lightly.
Awareness of time :
to leave completely and...
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,...
Thank you for this explanation Jundo, loved it. =)
Just recall that the Tetralemma does not mean that all propositions are necessarily true no matter how contradictory or illogical, although Buddhist logic
Thank you Jundo for the example of the optical illusion - it helped me really understand how all of the seeming contradictions could be true at once.
I'd agree here, the books by Uchiyama and Okumura, have been very helpful and inspirational. They are both in the Kodo Sawaki
Treeleaf Coffeehouse secretary report for January 22nd, 2016:
- Robe verse followed by the verse of atonement