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    The Ninety-seventh of 108 Gates Of Dharma Illumination

    97) The Ninety-seventh Gate; Accretion of Happiness

    Accretion of happiness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it benefits all living beings. (Nishijima/Cross)

    Assembling benefaction is a gate of realizing dharma; it benefits sentient beings. (Tanahashi)

    Gate Gatha:
    May we, together with all buddhas;
    Promote the growth of happiness
    That we may contribute to the benefit of all living beings

    Reflection Prompts:

    1. How does adding to happiness benefit all living beings?

    2. Write a new Gate Gatha.

    3. Comment on the Capping Verse.

    Capping Verse:
    Amongst the dark clouds
    Peeks of sun
    Follow a warm smile

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

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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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