The 107th of 108 Gates Of Dharma Illumination

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  • Shokai
    Treeleaf Priest
    • Mar 2009
    • 6391

    The 107th of 108 Gates Of Dharma Illumination

    Gate One Hundred and seven
    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.


    The state beyond regressing and straying* is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is replete with the Dharma of past buddhas.

    A “Dharma Gate” is 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.

    Koan:
    "Virya Paramita: Perfection of Energy
    Virya is energy or zeal. It comes from an ancient Indian-Iranian word that means "hero," and it is also the root of the English word "virile." So virya paramita is about making a courageous, heroic effort to realize enlightenment. To practice virya paramita, we first develop our own character and courage. We engage in spiritual training, and then we dedicate our fearless efforts to the benefit of others.."

    - Barbara O'Brien's Learn Religions

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    Most note worthy replies :
    Practice
    makes perfect, or
    Assurance, at least.

    Surrender fully
    To the flow
    And float not upstream

    Notes:
    * The state beyond regressing and straying : to no longer backslide or lose focus.


    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai
    stlah
    合掌,生開
    gassho, Shokai

    仁道 生開 / Jindo Shokai

    "Open to life in a benevolent way"

    https://sarushinzendo.wordpress.com/
  • Tairin
    Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 2733

    #2
    Thank you Shokai. Boy that image says a lot about us humans.


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

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    • Shokai
      Treeleaf Priest
      • Mar 2009
      • 6391

      #3
      From monkeys to pigs
      合掌,生開
      gassho, Shokai

      仁道 生開 / Jindo Shokai

      "Open to life in a benevolent way"

      https://sarushinzendo.wordpress.com/

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      • Ramine
        Member
        • Jul 2023
        • 79

        #4
        That’s kinda disturbing…


        Ramine

        Sat Lah

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        • Shokai
          Treeleaf Priest
          • Mar 2009
          • 6391

          #5
          part of adapting to seeing things "as it is." with equanimity.
          合掌,生開
          gassho, Shokai

          仁道 生開 / Jindo Shokai

          "Open to life in a benevolent way"

          https://sarushinzendo.wordpress.com/

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