When you have laid aside a well-stored treasure of giving, virtue, restraint, and self-control in relation to a shrine, the Sangha, a fine individual, guests, mother, father, or elder siblings, that’s a well-stored treasure. It can’t be wrested away. It follows you along.
Having left this world for wherever you must go, you take it with you. This treasure is not held in common with others, and cannot be stolen by thieves.
So, prudent, you should make merit, the treasure that will follow you along.
—Buddha Shakyamuni, Nidhi Khanda