Meditation for PeaceWhat is Merit?Merit means ‘goodness’ or ‘happiness’Merit means ‘goodness’ or ‘happiness’It is something which, if it arises in the mind, will cause the mind to become pure and free of cloudiness.Merit is a positive energy that builds in our mind making it clear, pure and without the influence of negativity or sadness. With merit we are able to elevate ourselves beyond impure thoughts and gain positive and righteous thinking that will lead us to engage in appropriate behaviour and speech.Because merit is pure energy, one can not see it with the naked eye.Once the merit we have accumulated in the past comes to fruition, it improves the condition of our lives. Each one of us becomes an individual who is confident, pure, happy, warm, calm and optimistic. More importantly, the merit can accumulate everyday and remind us of how important it is to good deeds every day. We also produce excellent results in our work.Because merit is pure energy, one can not see it with the naked eye. Regardless of this fact we know its existence is real and we see its effects or what it does for us. Once our merit becomes beautiful, we turn into a joyous and happy person. To illustrate the concept of merit, let us take electricity as an example. Electric energy is not something we can see, but we know that it exists, because once it is plugged into a device; the energy produces light, cool air and many other pieces of equipment will work for our benefit.
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What is Merit?
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