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As for virtue, this comprises three out of eight aspects of the eight-fold path, the path central in the Buddhist teaching: right speech, right action and right livelihood.
The Bodhisatta intent on accomplishing Buddhahood and bringing other beings across the ocean of suffering, must do so by accumulating all sorts of merits, in this context also called perfections (Pali: Another aspect of meritorious acts, emphasized more in later literature, is the idea that a single meritorious act done will reap many fruits, as, for example, expressed in the Vimānavatthu.
Because merit is understood to have these many beneficial effects, it is sometimes compared with cool water, which is poured or which is bathed in.
This symbol is used in merit transfer ceremonies, for example.
The remaining items 'Listening to Teachings', 'Instructing others in the Teachings' and 'Straightening one's own views' are part of 'Mental development'.
Thus, in Theravāda Buddhism, merit is always accrued through morally (good) actions.