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Dedication and aspiration
Dedication is made to where our true aspiration lies. It is an echo to our aspiration. Aspiration is made before avirtuous act, as a motivation, while dedication is to strengthen that aspiration.
It’s like when we want to obtain something and make money for it. Rather than squander the money, we keep the goal in mind and save up the money for that purpose. Without dedication, a lot of virtues and merits may be lost.
The meaning of dedication is to remind ourselves the original vows we’ve made, which is to conduct good deeds and to cultivate our mind. Dedication is also to enlarge our heart. When we dedicate our merits to others, it is like holding a mirror to reflect the sunlight to other places. It’s also like lighting a lamp so that many more lamps can be lit.