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Creativity

Postby TTT on Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:16 pm

Hello.
I usually dedicate merit after sitting meditation. Most of the time i dedicate thet with criativity in mind. Somthing like "by the Power of the merit thet i have created". I will contine do thet, but my question is, is this a good way to make this sort of "practis"? I have thought about it some. Eny anser is good enought, thanks.
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Re: Creativity

Postby fukasetsu on Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:19 pm

Whatever comes from the heart is fine, afterall we practise for all beings, so may by the merit of our actions all beings attain swift awakening.
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Re: Creativity

Postby Guo Gu on Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:02 am

ttt,
it's a good general practice to continue doing that.
what's your doubt?
be free,
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Re: Creativity

Postby Linda Anderson on Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:23 am

TTT,
Dedicating the merit is a wonderful practice... to put it more simply, it's a simple giving back of our blessings. So when I do that, I simply give back/dedicate my presence in the moment... it's not a mental or conceptual thing... it's more like a simple recognition of those out there who could share in my space. Merit is the word most typically used for this... or we could simply say that I am sharing my practice with others. Not to make too much of it, just caring for the world... like sitting with a friend when they need it.

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Re: Creativity

Postby TTT on Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:26 am

Guo Gu wrote:ttt,
it's a good general practice to continue doing that.
what's your doubt?
be free,
guo gu

Thanks.
I made this question becouse i qustioned if its a correct, or good, way to dedicate this sort of merit?
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Re: Creativity

Postby lobster on Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:41 am

TTT wrote:I made this question becouse i qustioned if its a correct, or good, way to dedicate this sort of merit?


Sounds like a good plan :p:

If you have any left over save it for your self ... Or me ... I need all the merit you can spare :hide:
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Re: Creativity

Postby TTT on Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:51 am

Post by lobster » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:41 am




TTT wrote:
I made this question becouse i qustioned if its a correct, or good, way to dedicate this sort of merit?

Sounds like a good plan :p:

If you have any left over save it for your self ... Or me ... I need all the merit you can spare :hide:




merit is what?
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