SHARING OF MERIT - ပတၱိဒါန


SHARING OF MERIT Pattidᾱna

ပတၱိဒါန - မိမိျပဳလုပ္ေသာ ကုသုိလ္အဖုိ႔ကုိ အမွ်အတန္းေပးေ၀ျခင္း။

မိမိရအပ္ၿပီးေသာ ကုသုိလ္အဖုိ႔ကုိ သူတစ္ပါးတုိ႔အား မိမိႏွင့္ထပ္တူအက်ဳိးရေစရန္ အမွ်အတန္းေပးေ၀ျခင္းသည္ ပတၱိဒါနမည္၏။ ကုသုိလ္အဖုိ႔ကုိ အမွ်အတန္းေပးေ၀လုိက္၍ မိမိကုသုိလ္အဖုိ႔ ေလ်ာ့နည္းမသြားသည့္အျပင္ အျခားသူမ်ားပါ မိမိကုသုိလ္၏အက်ဳိးကုိ ရရွိႏုိင္သျဖင့္ ကုသုိလ္ေကာင္းမႈျပဳလုပ္ၿပီးတုိင္း အမွ်အတန္းေပးေ၀ အပ္၏။ ထုိသုိ႔အမွ်အတန္းေပးေ၀ေသာအခါ သာဓုေခၚရသျဖင့္ ၿပိတၱာဘ၀သုိ႔ ေရာက္ေနေသာသူမ်ားပင္ ခ်က္ခ်င္း ဒုဂၢတိဘ၀မွ လြတ္ေျမာက္၍ ခ်မ္းသာေသာ ဘုံဘ၀ကုိ ရရွိၾကသည္။

Making a wish that whatever merit that one may have earned by performing a good deed be shared with others so that they might profit equally is the concept of sharing of merit. Not only is he amount of merit that one earns not lessened by this transfer, but others stand to gain the same amount that one has earned. One who rejoices in others’ merit thus shared by saying “Good, good!” may, if he happens to be a peta, is liberated from the miserable state and reborn in a fortunate realm.

See also REJOICING IN OTHERS’ MERIT.