Making Merit - or is it craving?

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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:57 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby cooran » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:09 am

And a little more:

Here is an e-book: Theravada Text
Ten Ways of Making Merit - By Ven. Nyanadassana, Bhikkhu

The Ten Ways of Making Merit
So how does one acquire this merit? There are ten ways of making merit named dasapuñña-kiriya-vatthu.
These are:
1. Giving or generosity (Dāna-mayaŋ puñña-kiriya-vatthu)
2. Moral conduct or virtue (Sīla-mayaŋ ........................... )
3. Meditation or mental development (Bhāvana-maya .... )
4. Respect or reverence (Apaciti-sahagataŋ .... )
5. Service in helping others (Veyyāvacca-sahagataŋ .... )
6. Transference of merit (Pattānuppadānaŋ .................. )
7. Rejoicing in other’s merit (Abbhanumodanaŋ ......... )
8. Expounding or teaching the dhamma (Desana-mayaŋ .....)
9. Listening to the dhamma (Savana-mayaŋ ................. )
10. Correcting one’s views (Diññhijjukammaŋ puñña-kiriya-vatthu)
http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/library ... adpath=359

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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:24 am

No doubt that a chart- robot will stay as such for a long time. "Dahingrundln" would be a word for the perception for an existence in the counciousnessless world. I guess its good to stop the heedless dancing session, so I give you open for partner exchange. :smile: Who likes, anybody likes to receive this Dana?
Just that! *smile*


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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:20 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:40 am

So the maintaining of the right mind state is not relevant?

Pubba cetana (prior volition)
Munca cetana (prevailing volition)
Apara cetana (post-charity volition)

No doubt that if there is no more craving there the fruit of the highest merit is archived. Do you think one could even turn past "wrong" volutions to a better place. Thought of "oh I had the wrong volition" or "I still had volition"... and what Bodhidharma maybe have caused/helped.
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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:47 am

I think I understand what you mean, Sylvester

But the OP Question of "Making Merit - or is it craving?" is no directed in a question like "Is somebody asking like the Emperor free already" but more if such samples are on the path (where kinds of cravings are still needed) or are kamma that leads to a better position (lesser defilements).

Maybe we (I) just running around a word misunderstanding.

Your explaining here btw. , I think, is very good in regard of craving. Thanks for your effort.
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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby DAWN » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:39 am

Dana of exemple is the greatest dana, dana of the wise.
Sabbe dhamma anatta
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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby ancientbuddhism » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:01 pm

, by Richard Gombrich

Also take a look at , a collection of essays edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Jacqueline I. Stone
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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby Hanzze » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:39 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby cooran » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:08 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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