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    Day 31,046 and counting

    This 85 th birthday counts as day 31,046 in my life. Since there are 12 hours x 60minutes in a day and our heart rate on average is 72 beats per minute That counts up to 1,609,424,640 heart beats. Also, I often wonder how many moments exist in a heart beat and then i run out of fingers to count on.

    At any rate, we've finished another review of the Dharma Gates Of Illumination for another year and it's time to put the gates to rest until the winte soltice. I want to thank all who participated in this year's round and contributed to the usefullnessnof this activity. i Hope you all found it worthwhile and learned a little bit, and grew in your practice. As noted, it is sad to break it off but it ends on a new beginning with the celebration of the Baby buddha's Birth. and that is just like life; up and down, empty or not, full of miracles and surprises.

    Nine bows to you all in gassho, Shokai
    合掌 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way" URL=""][/URL]

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    Thank you for this practice, friend. I found it incredibly insightful.

    And happy birthday!

    Nine bows,
    Thank you for being the warmth in my world.

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    Life itself is the only teacher.
    一 Joko Beck

    安知 Anchi

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    Kaidō (皆道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything that I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    Happy Birthday, dear Shokai.
    I enjoyed following the gates and the contributions of everyone.

    Did someone say cake?

    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidō Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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    Happy birthday Shokai

    Gassho, Tomás

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    Happy Birthday Shokai!

    Thank you for once again guiding us through the 108 Gates. This is a fantastic practice and I learned from it daily.

    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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    Sat today. LAH.

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    happy birthday, Shokai



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

    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

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    Happy Birthday Shokai!

    Gassho, Shinshi

    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.
    E84I - JAJ

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    Happy Birthday! And thank you for the journey through the Gates!


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    Happy Birthday, Shokai! I'm grateful to be walking this path along with you. Gassho2

    meian stlh

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    蘭道 迷安 | Raandou Meian |
    Orchid Way | Wandering at Rest |
    Anything this priest-in-training says is just 'dust in the wind'.
    "All of Life and Disability is my Temple."

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