Friends in the dhamma,
Will you please explain to me, your understanding of the concept how a being can accrue merits or give merits to other beings?
I am confused about this aspect, because of anatta. I am without the ability to see how there is a self, to accrue merits. If we believe what the Buddha said about anatta, then what is there, which has attained these merits, and how to transfer those? I ask the question, because I am being taught that my my good deeds, I am gaining merits, and can give those to others, especially departed relatives. But, where is this self to gain merits? It seems, I am a bunch of meat and a bunch of thoughts, is what I am. I don't see how a mass of meat and wild thoughts, can gain merits or give merits.
Please share your insights into this idea of owning merits and giving merits to other beings
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on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:28 am, edited 1 time in total.