Reply To: Do I get merits for just avoiding dasa akusala?


Thank you for the clarification, Lal! That’s wonderful!

You mentioned another interesting point that I would like to explore in more detail. You wrote:

Another aspect is to engage in “puñña kamma” or “moral deeds,” like giving.

Most people are probably familiar with this situation: Paying taxes to the government. When I change my mindset from “I think it’s unfair to pay so much tax” to “May my tax money help the people in this country and improve their lives” does this count as “puñña kamma”? I mean of course paying taxes is something I’m obligated to do anyway so I don’t know if it qualifies as “giving”. But can my mental attitude make a difference?

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