Pattidāna – Transference of Merit

Idaṁ me mātāpitūnaṁ hotu, sukhitā hontu mātāpitaro.

May this merit accrue to my mother and father; may they be happy.

Idaṁ me ñātinaṁ hotu, sukhitā hontu ñātayo.

May this merit accrue to all my relatives; may they be happy.

Idaṁ me gurūpajjhāyācariyānaṁ hotu, sukhitā hontu gurūpajjhāyācariyā.

May this merit accrue to my teachers and my preceptor; may they be happy.

Idaṁ sabbadevānaṁ hotu, sukhitā hontu sabbe devā.

May this merit accrue to all gods; may they be happy.

Idaṁ sabbapetānaṁ hotu, sukhitā hontu sabbe petā.

May this merit accrue to all hungry ghosts; may they be happy.

Idaṁ sabbaverīnaṁ hotu, sukhitā hontu sabbe verī.

May this merit accrue to all [my] enemies; may they be happy.

Idaṁ sabba sattānaṁ hotu, sukhitā hontu sabbe sattā.

May this merit accrue to all [sentient] beings; may they be happy.

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