Field of merit

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Field of Merit from the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro

Field of merit (Tib. tsok shying; Wyl. tshogs zhing) — 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.