field of good fortune ［福田］ ( punya-kshetra; fukuden): A field that produces good fortune. It is used as a simile for that which enables people to gain good fortune. A Buddha is often referred to as a great field of good fortune. “Field of good fortune” is also applied to Buddhist practice that gives rise to good fortune, and to one who carries out the Buddhist practice and thereby cultivates good fortune within oneself. The Sanskrit word punya means good fortune, blessing, or meritorious act, and kshetra means field, land, region, country, sphere of action, or sacred place.