My very dear Sandra,
I am very happy to hear that you read the Sanghata Sutra, with your dog present. This is one of the most precious teachings Buddha gave. By reading it you have the opportunity to collect so many merits. It is very good if you can read a little of this sutra every day, even just a few pages. By writing this sutra, with every word you write you collect a lot of merit, even more than by reading it. By creating more merits our life becomes easier, more wish-fulfilling, without difficulties, easier. We have better health, a longer life, and more harmony in our life, in the world, and everywhere.
All the happiness you receive comes from good karma. If you do not have good karma then you are unhappy. It is most important for a good rebirth, for meeting the Dharma in your next life, for practicing the path, and achieving liberation from samsara, ultimate happiness, and, most important, full enlightenment, the peerless happiness. Then you are able to benefit so many sentient beings. By creating more merit you become closer to actualizing realizations, to enlightenment, and to enlightening all sentient beings. You are closer to freeing all sentient beings from suffering and the causes of suffering and closer to bringing all beings quickly to enlightenment.
All of this starts with creating more merit by reading this sutra.
With much love and prayers...