【业果 The Varieties of Karma】认真持一学处功德无量 Earnestly uphold any precept and the merits will be immeasurable 

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业果 : 认真持一学处功德无量

尤其是末法的时候,如果你能够认真,哪怕持一个学处的话,这功德无量无边,这是千真万确的事实。为什么呢?所谓功德,是什么叫做功德?就是你做了这件事情,留下来对大家有善的、好的果报的影响的,这个叫做功德。所以这个布施得到的功德是怎么样的?原则上面说,比如说你送一个铜钱,送给别人,然后呢他那个钱摆在那里的话,这个功德不一定得到;他拿到了那个钱,然后呢买了吃饱,吃饱了肚子,那个时候你的功德就得到,这样的啊!现在你做了一件事情,如果做了一件事情,你这影响力量,在世间产生了影响力量,那功德就得到。

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日常师父法语📡56B 15'08" ~ 15'48" 手抄稿第七册P284 LL3 

56B 15'08" ~ 15'48" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P284 LL3
English Lamrim Vol 1 P234

【The Varieties of Karma】- Earnestly uphold any precept and the merits will be immeasurable

Especially during the degenerate times, if you can be earnest, even if you just uphold one precept, there will be immeasurable merits. This is absolutely the truth. Why? When we say merit, what is merit? That is after you’ve done this thing, there remains a virtuous and good aftereffect for everyone. This is called merit. Therefore, what is the merit gained by generosity? In principle, for instance you give away a coin, give it away to someone. And then if he takes the money and just leaves it there, then you may not necessarily get this merit. But if he takes the money and buys [something] to eat to get full, by then you will obtain the merit. This is how it is! Now that you’ve done something, if you’ve done something and this produced an effect, produced an effect in this world, then you will gain the merit.