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    94/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Ninety-fourth Gate

    The four elements of sociability are a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with them] we accept all living beings and, after we have attained [the truth of] bodhi, we bestow the Dharma upon all living beings.

    The four elements of sociability :
    The four are (per Ch. 45, Vol III, Shobogenzo):

    1. is free giving
    2. is kind speech
    3. is helpful conduct
    4. is cooperation


    Buddhism puts great value on our actual conduct.
    For this reason, our conduct in relating to each other is a very important part of Buddhist life.
    In chapter 45, Vol III of Shobogenzo Master Dōgen preaches that these four ways of behaving
    are the essence of Buddhist life. He explains the real meaning of Buddhism in terms of social relations.

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    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    Last edited by Shokai; 03-26-2021 at 12:39 AM.
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Be kind.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nengei View Post
    Be kind.
    Perfect.

    Well... can't beat this, so I'll just go sit.

    Then again, there's nothing to "beat" right?


    True practice begins
    The moment
    We rise from our seat


    Gassho,
    Seikan

    -stlah
    聖簡 Seikan (Sacred Simplicity)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nengei View Post
    Be kind.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.
    Wow!!
    , Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    gassho
    shonin sat and lah
    Visiting unsui, take w/salt.

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    I pick circle #2
    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    Last edited by Shokai; 03-27-2021 at 02:35 AM.
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    BZZZT you win the prize!

    gassho
    shonin sat today and lah
    Visiting unsui, take w/salt.

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    LOL

    , Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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