Is sharing Merit a Buddhist teaching?

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Re: Is sharing Merit a Buddhist teaching?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:29 am

nyanasuci wrote:What about that chant 'Sharing Blessings' which is chanted in Thai monasteries?
See http://www.amaravati.org/abmnew/documen ... k_2006.pdf
p. 32/33
Quite inauthentic.

how do you mean inauthentic?
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Re: Is sharing Merit a Buddhist teaching?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:41 am

See this thread for some discussion and Sutta quotations:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1068

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