is much Merit well done in good time!
The Blessed Buddha explained DOING GOOD like this:
Here and now the good-doer ever rejoices... Even so after passing away and
re-emerging, the doer of good reaps only joy and satisfaction ...
So both here and there the wise with merit well done,
enjoys the purity of
their prior good actions.
Dhammapada Illustration 16
Background Story 16
THE PRECIOUS POSSIBILITY
Just as one can make many varied bouquets from a single
big bunch of flowers, any mortal among the humans can
make many kinds of merit by doing various good deeds.
Dhammapada Illustration 53
Background Story 53
Those who honour those worthy of honour:
That is the
Buddha and his disciples;
Who are unhindered, sorrowless, and fearless,
Nibbāna, the merit gained from such
worthy and well directed honour cannot be estimated
Dhammapada Illustration 195-196
Background Story 195+196
is the sole
support of beings in their next life: