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merit (kudoku 功徳)

S. punya. Literally the "virtue" or "power" (toku 徳) of "good deeds" (ku 功). The results of good deeds, i.e. karmic consequences, conceived in the abstract as a kind of spiritual cash that can be earned (accumulated), spent (dedicated) in support of specific prayers, or given away (transferred) to others. →"dedication of merit," "field of merit."