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Thread: The 33rd of 108 Gates Of Dharma Illumination

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    The 33rd of 108 Gates Of Dharma Illumination

    Gate Thirty-three
    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.

    Awareness of time is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not treat spoken teaching lightly.

    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:
    "What a shame to have been born a human being and to spend your whole life worrying. You should reach the point where you can be happy to have been born a human. Birth, old age, sickness and death: we can't fool around with these ultimate facts. If you aren't careful you'll spend your entire life doing nothing besides waiting for your 'Ordinary-Person' hopes to someday be fulfilled."
    - To You, Zen Sayings of kodo Sawaki, pg 22

    Most note worthy replies :
    While the Dharma can not be rushed, it does seem that we need to approach practice with a sense of urgency. I really appreciate this Gate for that sentiment.
    Hearing Buddha's words,
    Act quickly!
    Life depends on it.
    Wake up because,
    This is it!!


    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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    How does one rush the dharma?
    Like shaking an hourglass
    Hoping for the sand to fall quicker

    Gassho,
    Nengyoku
    Sat
    Last edited by Nengyoku; 01-22-2022 at 06:20 AM.

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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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    Juki
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    Thank you Shokai.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nengyoku View Post
    How does one rush the dharma?
    Like shaking an hourglass
    Hoping for the sand to fall quicker
    Nengyoku


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

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    ditto, like he said
    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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