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by late Ven. Nyanatiloka Thera:
➥ puñña: merit, meritorious, is a popular term for kammically wholesome (kusala) action. Opposite terms: apuñña, 'demerit'; pāpa, 'bad', 'evil', The value of meritorious action is often stressed, e.g., in the Treasure Store Sutta (see Khp Translation), Dhp. 18, Dhp. 118, Dhp. 122.
- The Community of Holy Monks (ariya-Saṅgha), the third Refuge (see ti-saraṇa), is said to be “the incomparable field of merit in the world” (anuttaraṁ puññakkhettaṁ lokassa); see anussati 3. The Arahats, however, having transcended all life-affirming and rebirth-producing actions, are said to be “beyond merit and demerit”; see Snp 520, 547, 636, 790. - See following 3 articles puññābhisaṅkhāra, puññā-dhārā, puñña-kiriya-vatthu.
by the Pali Text Society:
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by Ven. Thanissaro Maha Thera:
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