Merits of
Donation and Sponsorship

Merits of Donation

Images of Buddha and other deities inspire people, and help Buddhist practitioners create merit by bowing, making offerings, praying and so forth. Positive energy is generated which purifies the negativity in our world.

Buddha said, “In future when sentient beings make offering of Buddha statues, the amount of merits is equivalent to making offering to me. Doing prostrations to Buddha statues is the same as doing prostrations to me. These acts become an immediate cause of enlightenment, and the sentient beings who engage in these acts would achieve liberation from sufferings and gain the cause of happiness, and good rebirth in many lifetimes.”

The sponsor of the statue gains merits as long as the Buddha statue lasts and would also gain merits whenever others pray to it.