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56/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

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February 14, 2014

The Fifty-sixth Gate
The four right exertions are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they eliminate all evils and realize many kinds of good.

The four right exertions :
1) to prevent bad that has not yet occurred,
2) to cause bad that has already occurred to be extinguished,
3) to cause to occur good that has not yet occurred,
4) to promote the good that has already occurred.

Exertion / Restraint :
vigorous action or effort / the act of holding back, controlling, or checking.


May we together with all beings
Reflect on the four right restraints
That we may remove evils and promote good.
May this offering bring peace to all beings
May our actions contribute to the harmony of The Universe
And, may all hearts and minds be opened to the present.

仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
Just another itinerant monk; go somewhere else to listen to someone who really knows.

Updated 02-14-2017 at 02:19 AM by Shokai



  1. Myosha's Avatar
    Unrestrained restraint! The best.

    Gassho, Myosha
  2. Shokai's Avatar
    Thanks you _/\_

    Quote Originally Posted by Myosha
    Unrestrained restraint! The best.

    Gassho, Myosha