A constructive noncongruent affecting variable that is an imputation on the positive force on the mental continuum of a limited being built up from constructive behavior. (1) When built up without a bodhichitta motivation and not dedicated to enlightenment, it functions as a samsara-building network. (2) When built up with labored bodhichitta and dedicated to enlightenment, it functions as a facsimile enlightenment-building network. (3) When built up with unlabored bodhichitta and dedicated to enlightenment, it functions as an actual enlightenment-building network of positive force and as the obtaining cause for the Form Bodies of a Buddha.
Tibetan: bsod-nams-kyi tshogs
J. Hopkins: Accumulation of merit; collection of merit.
Synonyms: Collection of merit