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 +Part of the [[SKT220]] [[Buddhist Ayurveda]] Course on [[Sanskrit Terms]] of [[Ayurveda]] and [[Dharma]]
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 +======= Blessings =======
 +
 +[[blessings]]
 +
 +One who [[cultivate]]s [[blessings]] and not [[wisdom]]
 +
 +Is like an [[Elephant]] wearing a [[necklace]];​
 +
 +One who [[cultivate]]s [[wisdom]] and no [[blessings]]
 +
 +Is like a [[Arhat]] with an [[Empty Bowl]].
 +
 +([[DFS]] 1080)
 +
 +"How does one [[accumulate]] [[blessings]]?​ It is from a [[number]] of [[action]]s,​ not just
 +one. There is a saying, '​Don'​t skip doing a [[good deed]] just be[[cause]] it is
 +small, and don't do a [[bad deed]] just be[[cause]] you [[think]] it is insignificant'​.
 +. . . For example, you should not [[think]] that a little lie is of no [[major]]
 +importance. If you tell a lot of little lies, they [[become]] a big lie. In the
 +same [[Way]], you should not [[think]] that [[killing]] an ant is a small and
 +unimportant [[matter]], be[[cause]] if one day you [[kill]] a [[person]], it will have begun
 +with your [[killing]] the ant. You should pay [[attention]] to little [[thing]]s and not
 +follow your whims and [[wish]]es. To [[cultivate]] [[diligent]]ly the [[accumulation]] of
 +[[blessings]] involves [[being]] very careful to do the [[deed]]s that should be done,
 +even if they [[accumulate]] only a small amount of [[merit]] and [[virtue]]. [[Gradual]]y
 +they [[cause]] an [[accumulation]] of [[Great]] [[merit]] and [[virtue]]. [[Mount Tai]] 
 +(a [[sacred mountain]] in [[China]]) is made up of [[individual]] [[motes of dust]], but 
 +even though [[motes of dust]] are small, many of them gathered together make 
 +up a [[mountain]]. So too is the [[creating]] of [[blessings]]."​ ([[UW]] 77)
 +
 +The [[Buddha]], said, 'When you see someone practicing the [[Way]] of [[giving]], ​
 +aid him [[joy]]ously,​ and you will obtain [[vast]] and [[Great]] [[blessings]].'​
 +
 +A [[Shramana]] asked, 'Is there an end to those [[blessings]]?'​
 +
 +The [[Buddha]] said, '​Consider the flame of a [[single]] [[lamp]]. Though a [[hundred]]
 +[[thousand]] [[people]] come and [[light]] their own [[lamp]]s from it so that they can cook
 +their [[food]] and ward off the darkness, the [[first]] [[lamp]] remains the same as
 +before. [[Blessings]] are like this, too.' ([[S42]] 23)
 +
 +Some[[time]]s a [[distinction]] is made between [[worldly]] '​[[blessings]]'​ or [[good karma]]
 +and [[world]]-[[transcend]]ing [[merit]] and [[virtue]].
 +
 +[[Blessings]] [[attached]] to [[mark]]s
 +
 +reap the [[result]] of the [[heaven]]s.
 +
 +But just as an arrow shot into [[space]]
 +
 +Falls as its velocity [[wane]]s,
 +
 +So too, what you get in the [[life]] after that will make you un[[happy]]. ([[FAS]]
 +
 +Ch24 44)
 +
 +Building [[temple]]s and [[giving]] sanction to the [[Sangha]], practicing [[giving]] and
 +arranging [[vegetarian]] [[feast]]s is called '​[[seeking]] [[blessings]]'​. Do not mistake
 +[[blessings]] for [[merit]] and [[virtue]]. [[Merit]] and [[virtue]] are in the [[Dharma]] [[body]], not
 +in the [[cultivation]] of [[blessings]].
 +
 +([[PS]] 133)
 +
 +A [[confuse]]d [[person]] will foster [[blessings]],​
 +
 +but not [[cultivate]] the [[Way]],
 +
 +And say, 'To [[practice]] for the [[blessings]]
 +
 +is [[practice]] of the [[Way]].'​
 +
 +
 +While [[giving]] and [[making]] [[offerings]]
 +
 +brings [[blessings]] without limit,
 +
 +It is in the [[mind]] that the [[three evils]]
 +
 +have their [[origin]]. ​
 +
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 +By [[seeking]] [[blessings]] you may [[wish]]
 +
 +to obliterate [[offense]]s,​
 +
 +But in the [[future]], though you are [[bless]]ed,​
 +
 +[[offense]]s still remain. ​
 +
 +
 +You ought simply to strike the [[evil]]
 +
 +[[condition]]s from your [[mind]]
 +
 +By [[true]] [[repentance]] and [[reform]]
 +
 +within your own [[self-nature]]. ​
 +
 +([[PS]] 194-195)
 +
 +
 +1) [[Chinese]]:​ fu, [[fu bao]], ​
 +
 +2) [[Sanskrit]]:​ [[punya phala]] ​
 +
 +3) [[Pali]]: [[Punna]]
 +
 +4) Alternate [[translation]]s:​
 +
 +[[See Also]]: [[merit]], [[karma]].
 +
 +[[BTTS References]]:​ [[S42]] 23-27; [[DFS]] 1080-1; [[UW]] 77; [[PS]] 133-134, 194.
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