The following list of ten bases for meritorious deeds (pu~n~nakiriyavathu) shows ten ways to develop wholesome kamma for the sense sphere (kammavacarakuala.m).
I strongly recommend everyone memorise this list and make strenuous efforts to put the list into practice. This will be for your benefit now and for a long time into the future.
- Daana – giving generously and freely to worthy recipients such as virtuous monastics
- Siila – ethical conduct; keeping at least five precepts every day and regularly observing
8 precepts on Uposatha days (about once a week)
- Bhavanaa – mental development through meditation either vipassana-insight meditation or samatha-concentration meditation
- Apacaayana – reverence and respect for elders, parents, teachers, monastics, officials and so forth; recognising the importance of their senior or guiding role
- Veyaavacca – service for promoting the Dhamma, assisting others to do meritorious deeds
- Patidaana – sharing merit with others while undertaking meritorious deeds oneself
- Pattaanumodana – rejoicing in others’ meritorious deeds; congratulating them and being happy with them during their meritorious conduct
- Dhammasavana – hearing the Dhamma or reading the Dhamma
- Dhammadesanaa – teaching the Dhamma either by speech or writing
- Ditthijukamavasena – straightening out one’s views, studying Dhamma to be sure that one understands the Dhamma correctly (also sometimes spelled: ditth’uju-kamma)