Saṃyutta Nikāya 1

Connected Discourses with Devatas

47. Planters of Groves

“For whom does merit always increase,
Both by day and by night?
Who are the people going to heaven,
Established in Dhamma, endowed with virtue?”

“Those who set up a park or a grove,
The people who construct a bridge,
A place to drink and a well,
Those who give a residence:

“For them merit always increases,
Both by day and by night;
Those are the people going to heaven,
Established in Dhamma, endowed with virtue.”