The Notion of Merit in Indian Religions

  title={The Notion of Merit in Indian Religions},
  author={T. Lehtonen},
  journal={Asian Philosophy},
  pages={189 - 204}
There are uses of the term merit in Indian religions which also appear in secular contexts, but in addition there are other uses that are not encountered outside religion. Transfer of merit is a specific doctrine in whose connection the term merit is used with an intention which is not the same as that found in nonreligious contexts. Two main types of transfer of merit can be distinguished. First, the transfer of merit has been associated with certain ritual practices in Hinduism and in… Expand
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