Positive force

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A general term for both (1) positive karmic force, built up from constructive actions done without bodhichitta and dedication to enlightenment, and which ripens into fleeting samsaric happiness, and (2) enlightenment-building positive force, built up from constructive actions done with unlabored bodhichitta and dedication to enlightenment.

Tibetan: བསོད་ནམས། bsod-nams

Sanskrit: puṇya

Pali: puñña

Synonyms: Merit


Other languages

Deutsch: Positive kraft
Русский: Положительная сила

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