Day 8: Transference of Merit and Self-Surrender (Text)Posted by mokshini on Fri, 27 November, 2015 - 20:06
The verse “Transference of Merit and Self -Surrender” expresses the wish that the benefit that we have gained through the efforts of our practice may serve for the benefit of all beings, not just ourselves. It is the last verse of the Triratna Sevenfold Puja.
Within Triratna, it is frequently recited at the end of a practice day, a meeting, or a retreat to conclude the event. You may wish to use it to dedicate you efforts for the wellbeing of all every evening of the Urban Retreat, to ‘seal’ the day.
Listen to this recited in many languages
Transference Of Merit And Self Surrender
May the merit gained
In my acting thus
Go to the alleviation of the suffering of all beings.
My personality throughout my existences,
And my merit in all three ways,
I give up without regard for myself
For the benefit of all beings.
Just as the earth and other elements
Are serviceable in many ways
To the infinite number of beings
Inhabiting limitless space;
So may I become
That which maintains all beings
Situated throughout space,
So long as all have not attained to peace.