Tuesday, December 06, 2005

merit accumulation

We cannot accumulate merit if we have a macho sense of pride and arrogance that we already have enough truth and virtue collected and now we are going to collect some more. The person who collects merit has to be humble and willing to give rather than being willing to collect. The more a person is willing to give, that much more effective, in some sense, is the accumulation of merit.

--Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness

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