To cultivate blessedness for the deceased, inheritance such as
properties and wealth may be donated to temples, made to request
lectures from masters, or sent to finance printing of sutras. Clothing and
money, too, may be donated in aid of the needy. Giving in the name of
the deceased brings the latter exceptional blessedness.
As well, merit and virtue may be transferred to the deceased via holding
to the names of the Buddhas and bodhisattvas and reciting the sutras.
Mind and thought in concentration, reverential reading of the sutra and
dharani may not enable the deceased to attain instantaneous liberation
from the transmigration among rebirths and redeaths, but it for sure
imparts exceptional blessedness and wisdom enabling transcendence
and exit from the three evil destinies of animals, hungry ghosts, and