Buddha said, ‘Observing people practising giving’s path, and supporting them joyfully, attains blessings extremely great.
Śramaṇas asked, ‘Will these blessings end?’
The Buddha said, ‘For example, like the fire of one torch, if several thousands of hundreds of people, each with torches come to separately obtain fire, to cook food and eradicate darkness, with this torch remaining as before, the blessings are likewise like them.’
— Śākyamuni Buddha
(Sūtra Of 42 Sections: 10th Section)