1. Dana = Charity
2. Sila = morality
3. Bhavana = meditation
4. Apacayana = giving due respect to others
5. Veyyavacca = rendering service and assistance
6. Pattidana = sharing merits
7. Pattanunodana = rejoicing at and appreciation
8. Dhammassavana = listening to the Dhamma, teaching of Buddha
9. Dhammadesana = teaching Dhamma to others
10. Ditthijukamma = right belief
These good deeds are meritorious deeds not only when you actually do them, but also when you make other perform good deeds, when you explain the good consequences of good deeds to other and when you feel appreciative joy at other’s meritorious deeds, they equally deserve to be called meritorious deeds.
The ten wholesome deeds multiplied by four factors, namely, (1) actual performance (2) exhorting others (3) explaining the virtues, and (4) feeling appreciative joy l, we get the forty wholesome deeds. If we are doing them in daily life, we get the peaceful and valuable happiness not only in this life but also in our future existences.
Author: Aung Kham
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