Merit though Listening
As we are all students before we are teachers, we accrue merit though listening to Dhamma instruction. Here once again, our motivation determines how much merit we accrue. If we listen to be seen as a better person, then there is little merit. If we listen, with the goal to be more compassionate, correct mistakes in our own thought, speech or actions then there is greater merit earned. Also if we listen to the Dhamma so we may help others we gain merit.