Human Development

Formation of merit

In Hinayana Buddhism, the profitable or moral volitions of the sense sphere and the immaterial sphere are conditions, as karma condition or decisive-support condition, for profitable resultant consciousnesses of the different kinds of rebirth linking and in the course of an existence in the sense sphere and the fine-material sphere. The Path of Purification details exactly how each profitable consciousness results in the appropriate resultant consciousness, both for happy and for unhappy destinies. Even in hell a desirable object may be encountered.