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Element VII: Sharing the Merit

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SHARING OF MERIT

 

Choose one of the following sharing of the merit prayers to conclude your gathering. Sharing of the merit is a profound Mahayana custom to dedicate our practice and merits for the good to all sentient beings.

 

SHARING OF MERIT I  

 

Leader:            We dedicate our lives, practice and faith,

 

Everyone:         To the enlightenment of all beings,

May we share all the merit generated by today’s gathering.

(bell, half bow & 2 bells)

 

 

SHARING OF MERIT II

 

 

Leader                  May this merit-virtue, be shared equally with all beings.

 

Everyone:         Through the working of Amida in our hearts,

May we together be spiritually reborn in the Realm of Serenity and Joy

(bell, half bow & 2 bells)

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