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==Notes==

Revision as of 09:24, 22 August 2020

Merit (Skt. puṇya; Tib. བསོད་ནམས་, sönam; Wyl. bsod nams) is one of the two accumulations.

Definitions

Sogyal Rinpoche says:

Merit is the positive power and benefit, the peace and happiness that radiate from your practice.[1]

Mingyur Rinpoche says:

Merit is connected with the power of interdependence. Each phenomenon has its own characteristics and power. Interdependence has outer and inner power. The inner power is dependent on the mind. It can be either negative or positive. The positive is what we call merit. The negative, which is a cause of suffering, is non-virtue. Merit is the same as virtue.

Subdivisions

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Notes