Thursday, February 4, 2016

Via Daily Dharma: Gathering Merit

What do I mean by gathering merit? First, it is to be able to cultivate compassion; to have an altruistic motivation and to do things to benefit others. It is to help people in an appropriate way, such as giving advice, and likewise to be generous and disciplined and to develop patience—to develop these kinds of qualities and do things with a pure, sincere wish to help.

—Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, "Four Simple Tips for Living a Buddhist Life"