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The '''field of merit''' (Skt. ''puṇyakṣetra''; Tib. ''tsok shying''; [[Wyl.]] ''tshogs zhing'') or, more literally, 'field of accumulation', is the focus, or object, before which we practise offering, prayer, [[prostration]]s, and so on, in order to accumulate [[merit]] and [[wisdom]]. The fact that our practice and positive actions are performed in the presence of, or directed towards, such powerful objects (Tib. ''yul nyenpo'') enhances their effect.
  
'''Field of merit''' (Tib. ''tsok shying'')- the focus, or object, of offering, devotion, prayer, prostrations, etc., through which one can perform the necessary accumulations of [[merit]] and [[wisdom]]. The term usually implies a visualized focus of practice such as the [[refuge]] deities, the master in [[Guru Yoga]]. The fact that one’s practice and positive actions are directed towards such an embodiment of the [[Buddha]], [[Dharma]] and [[Sangha]] gives them a much greater power.
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/field/index.html Outline page on Himalayan Art]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:41, 4 November 2010

Field of Merit from the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro

The field of merit (Skt. puṇyakṣetra; Tib. tsok shying; Wyl. tshogs zhing) or, more literally, 'field of accumulation', is the focus, or object, before which we practise offering, prayer, prostrations, and so on, in order to accumulate merit and wisdom. The fact that our practice and positive actions are performed in the presence of, or directed towards, such powerful objects (Tib. yul nyenpo) enhances their effect.

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