The path we’ve chosen has chosen us

Posted on December 24, 2008

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Entering the Gate
The path we’ve chosen
has chosen us…Feel a bit like Indiana Jones

picture and caption above from http://thejavajive.com/blog/

Enter through the Open Gate

http://www.boundlessmindzen.org/open%20gate.htm

The gate or gateway, is an iconic symbol of entry into the spiritual realm. When one passes through such a gate, one has symbolically passed through the invisible barrier into the spiritual realm. In China, and even more so in Japan, actual physical gates are erected and recognized as shrines, but this can be a bit confusing to people. The gate itself is not the shrine but simply the doorway to the shrine. Typically what is seen as sacred is actually that which is beyond the gate. This sacred space could be a beautiful meadow, a path through the forest, a distant mountain, or simply a breathtaking panoramic view.

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