Death and Dying Presentation
... • Within Buddhist practice there are no last rites that must
• If the family choose to do so there are certain acts that
are understood to help the deceased. Chanting texts,
including pirit, will generate merit that can be transferred
to the deceased.
• A request for the refuges and p ...
Death and Dying Quiz
... • The last moment of a person’s life is important because
their last thoughts and feelings will be a deciding factor.
These last moments are themselves governed by karma.
Karma operates on an extremely large time scale in
Buddhism. While a good death moment cannot cancel
out any bad karma, it can be ...
Ullambana Service - Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association
Karma - University of Bristol
... • Karma, within Buddhist thought, is a system of cause and
effect. Rather than being linked to ritual actions karma is
understood to concern all intentional thoughts and
• What this means is that actions have a moral quality to
them. Intentional actions that are good and well meaning
Janussoni Sutta - The Dharmafarers
... would accrue to him.” [§6.2]. This is an irony (which Jāṇussoṇi) might not at first notice. What the Buddha is effectively saying is that the departed (in the brahminical belief and practice) “remains there,” that
is, as pretas.
In the Tirokuḍḍa Sutta (Khp 7 = Pv 1.5), however, the merits of the off ...
Merit (Sanskrit puṇya, Pāli puñña) is a concept in Buddhism/Hinduism. It is that which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, or thoughts and which carries over throughout the life or the subsequent incarnations. Such merit contributes to a person's growth towards spiritual liberation. Merit can be gained in a number of ways, one of the sutras that reflect this teaching is the Sutra on the Ten Wholesome Ways of Actions which suggest ten ways in which merit-making can occur in the Buddhist context. In addition, according to the Mahayana Sutra of The Great Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, one can ""transfer"" one-seventh of the merit of an act they have performed to a deceased loved one, such as in the Shitro practice, in order to diminish the deceased's suffering in their new existence. Pariṇāmanā (Sanskrit) may be rendered as 'transfer of merit' or 'dedication' and involves the transfer of merit as a cause to bring about an effect.