Invitation to Prostrate to the Merit Field


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Vanessa Anne Walsh is inviting the community to join us in the practice of prostrating to the Merit Field. One can accumulate merit and wisdom.

You start the practice by reciting the refuge prayer and generating bodhicitta.

Repeat the taking refuge and generating bodhictta prayer three times.

I go for refuge until I’m enlightened to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

From the virtuous merit I collect from practicing generosity and the other perfections

May I attain the state of a Buddha for the sake of all sentient beings.

You think you are prostrating to the holy field of merit and you prostrate your body, speech and mind three times. You can have a rest, but you repeat this ten times. You do this practice morning and night. So we are prostrating in the morning with our body, speech and mind to the holy field of merit, the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions, thirty times, ten times in rounds of three. Then at night, you repeat this practice again the same amount of times. So, twice daily.

We are hoping to do four hundred thousand prostrations, over the next twenty years. So we can document this practice.

You dedicate and seal the merit and wisdom at the end of the practice by reciting as follows:

May I quickly become Lord Buddha and lead each and every sentient being into his enlightened realm because of the merits.
May the precious bodhi mind not yet born arise and grow. May that born have no decline but increase forever more.

Today is Wednesday 5 May, 2021. Day One: Evening practice 30 prostrations to the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions complete.

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