Rejoicing in the merit of others

All current effects are the consequences of previous causes

  • previous causes manifest when conditions are suitable
  • all present positive experiences arise as a consequence of previous merit
  • current conditions are not necessarily reflective of current actions
  • wealth, strength, fame, beauty, knowledge, and renunciation are evidence of previous merit
  • ordinary perspective is narrow and shallow; the Dharma perspective is vast and deep 

Rejoicing in the current enjoyment of sentient beings

  • affirms our understanding of karma
  • disposes us to recognize previous positive actions of others
  • accumulates merit for ourselves
  • removes obstacles to our own happiness

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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1 Response to Rejoicing in the merit of others

  1. Great post! Most people that Buddhism is beyond dogma. It is science of cause and effect.

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