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 :
I recently finished reading a book from the Treeleaf recommended reading list called The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle
Sat today with the sangha live ("one way").
Jundo's short talk reminded me of this line from T.S. Eliot's poem The Four Quartets
By the way, it is WHIRLING, not SPINNING as in the local community center ...
But that can be Zazen too in its way, with the
Yes, I do not want this article to be taken as meaning that Zazen and Martial Arts cannot and do not have a beautiful and powerful connection, and that
Wow they just keep going and going...! Beautiful and mesmerizing!
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