Venerable Jing Yuan has talked about Master Ri-Chang’s method of 观功念恩 (Observing Merits and Appreciate Kindness or OMAK) and how it can help in our practice:
“Observing Merits and Appreciate Kindness (OMAK) is a method used not only to observe others’ good qualities/merits, but to rejoice with our own virtuous deeds as well, thereby heightening our spirit in Dharma learning.”
But how do we actually go about practising OMAK?
如得法师 gives his discourse on this here:
At the 6:23 mark of the video, 如得法师 provides two ways of thinking that can help us turn negatives into positives.
虽然 … , 但是 …
Although something negative happened, but I see the positive from it
因为 … , 所以 …
Because of something negative, and so something positive happened.
Jump to the 6:23 mark here: