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    The 99th of 108 Gates Of Dharma Illumination

    Gate Ninety-nine
    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.

    Stillness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it realizes, and is replete with, the samādhi of the Tathāgata.

    Stillness : A deeper awareness of the Dharma.

    By “Dharma Gate”, We mean a teaching or practice that can lead to spiritual growth: some kind of positive outcome in terms of our practice. A way to approach the truth.

    "When you are under stress, your body's natural repair mechanisms are disabled. When you can cultivate silence and stillness, clarity develops in your mind and has a settling effect. Your body is not independent of your brain, so it will relax as well."
    - Dennis Buttimer,; link here


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    Approaching dhyāna
    It dances from my grasp
    Even as the drops fall. But
    This is it, this moment, the now
    Do not waste it.

    As the dust settles
    Vision clears
    Revealing all truths

    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai
    合掌 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way" URL=""][/URL]

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    Thank you for being the warmth in my world.

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    hobo kore dojo / 歩歩是道場 / step, step, there is my place of practice

    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

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    The semantic field of Tibetan shi and Sanskrit shama is "pacification", "the slowing or cooling down", "rest". The semantic field of Tibetan né is "to abide or remain" and this is cognate or equivalent with the final syllable of the Sanskrit, thā.

    -Wikipedia page for Samatha, the pali term for Stillness
    How appropriate. To abide in resting. To act in accordance with slowing down.
    When I think of stillness I think of tranquility, even to a point of inaction.
    But this would suggest instead that your action is in accordance with things as it is.
    It reminds me of our Three refuges.

    I take refuge in the Buddha.
    I take refuge in the Dharma.
    I take refuge in the Sangha.
    And a natural extension of that is acting in accordance with this moment as it is.
    Thank you friends.

    When I take refuge in this world
    And in the people in it
    How could my actions ever not accord?

    Thank you for being the warmth in my world.

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    Sat today and lah

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    Life itself is the only teacher.
    一 Joko Beck

    安知 Anchi

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