“Disciple, one should never regard a good deed as a small matter and say it is a mere trifle. One should never regard lightly an offering give to a Buddha, or to the order of monks under the Buddha's tutelage, Buddha's protection, or to the order of monks presided over by the Buddha, and say of it as, "It is a mere trifle." Meaning it's a very little thing, very small offering, is not worthy. For wise men who do works of merit, in the course of time become filled with merit, even as a water-vessel which stands uncovered becomes filled with water." "Do not disregard merit, saying, 'That will not come to me.' - For by the falling of water drops a water jar is filled: The sage with merit fills himself, gathering it little by little."