The Supreme Buddha encouraged us to do a variety of wholesome actions known as merit. In this series you will learn about the power of this good karma and how it will bring happiness in this life and our future lives, and ultimately lead all the way to Nibbāna.
We recommed that you follow this series in order, starting with the first sutta. At the end of each sutta is a link to the next one in the series. For more topics, visit the topic index. To find every single sutta where this topic is mentioned, please use the site search.
The Buddha explains how developing loving kindness even towards just one being will bring a huge amount of merit. (3 minutes)
This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, all the ways of making merit leading to future happiness do not equal a sixteenth part of the mind-liberation of loving-kindness. The mind-liberation of loving-kindness surpasses them and shines, blazes, and dazzles.” […]
Learn about specific good and bad actions and their good and bad results. (11 minutes)
So it is the way people live that makes them how they are, whether short-lived or long-lived, constantly sick or healthy, ugly or beautiful, weak or influential, poor or rich, in a low-caste or high-caste family, or unwise or wise.
The Supreme Buddha teaches a young boy about going for refuge and the precepts. (6 minutes)
These three verses contain the qualities of the Triple Gem and were taught to a boy named Chatta by the Supreme Buddha who asked him to go for refuge. Yo vadataṁ pavaro manujesu,Sakyamunī bhagavā katakicco;Pāragato balaviriyasamaṅgī,Taṁ sugataṁ saraṇatthamupemi. The Sage of the Sakyan clan, the Supreme Buddha, who completed the journey to Nibbana, is the […]