Merit by Respect
Respect is shown in many ways. Pride needs to be eliminated in order that we might fully develop this merit. From the warm greeting we give to our parents or family, helping another with their chores, honoring our ancestors, giving up a seat on a bus to an elderly, disabled, person, or a mother with a newborn. By respecting another’s life, views, property, or feelings. Also by not engaging in negative actions towards others, such as tempting them towards bad actions, demeaning them in speech, or other actions that insult or cause loss of face.