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Thread: The 31st of 108 Gates Of Dharma Illumination

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    The 31st of 108 Gates Of Dharma Illumination

    Gate Thirty-one
    Read the following, place it in your heart and sleep on it. Then, tomorrow, live it until evening when you can leave a brief comment on what you may have received during the process.

    To work for living beings is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we do not blame others.

    By “Dharma Gate”, we mean a teaching or practice we can study to gain insights into the deepening our practice. It's a way to integrate our understanding of approaching reality.

    Koan:
    " If Buddha were just a buddha for himself somewhere over there, then that wouldn't have anything to do with being a buddha. Buddha is a buddha precisely because he stands in relation to all suffering beings."
    -To You, Zen Sayings of Kodo Sawaki, pg 180

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    If we always work for the benefit of others, our own small “self” drops away. With no “self” to direct blame to another “self”, how can blame take root?
    Blame feeds on the self,
    Drop the self
    And blame becomes love.


    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai
    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    日々是好日 【nichi nichi korego nichi】Every Day is a Good Day!!

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    hobo kore dojo / 歩々これ道場 / step, step, there is my place of practice


    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

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    Thank you Shokai


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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    This resonates with me, as I read it right after feeding my cats, cleaning their litter boxes and petting them after I woke up this morning. A kind word and a gentle hand come so naturally. It isn't hard to carry that wisdom through the day.

    Gassho
    Juki
    sat today and lah
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    日々是好日 【nichi nichi korego nichi】Every Day is a Good Day!!

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    A buddha supports suffering beings
    Offering shelter from the rain
    A dry pine in autumn storms.

    Gassho,
    Nengyoku
    Sat

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    The memories are shadows of what I have experienced, they are not the experiences.
    The experiences have gone, but the memories remain. - 安知 Anchi


    STLah

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