Merit creates our karma, our life and our future life. All our thoughts, actions and reactions in this moment now are products of our past. Merit is the blueprint for the next incarnation – the next moment. Positive and negative thoughts and actions do not go unnoticed by the law of karma, which manifests the causes and conditions for the next moment.
The way we see life is down to merit/intention.
We can either go round in circles, or break free.
The wise know this.
Merit: deserved reward or punishment; Old French from Latin meritum ‘due reward’, from mereri ‘earn, deserve’.