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佛言:「睹人施道,助之欢喜,得福甚大。」
沙门问曰:「此福尽乎?」
佛言:「譬如一炬之火,数千百人各以炬来分取,熟食除冥,此炬如故,福亦如之。」

– 四十二章经:第十章
(释迦牟尼佛)

The Buddha said, ‘Seeing one on the path of giving, and helping him [or her] joyfully, attains blessings that are extremely great.’
A Śramaṇa [monk] asked, ‘Do these blessings exhaust?’
The Buddha said, ‘For example, [with the] fire of one torch, numbering thousands of hundreds of people [can] each with torches come to share and receive it, for cooking food and removing darkness, [yet] this torch is as before, the blessings are also like this.’

– Sūtra Of 42 Sections: 10th Section
(Śākyamuni Buddha)

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