In a Buddhist context, patrons are individuals who commission religious deeds, and provide the means to pay for them. A commission can involve the construction of a temple or a monastery, the production of a cult image, the copying of texts, or the performance of. When undertaken with the right attitude, patronage earns patrons .
An act of patronage produces positivethat ensures the patron a better . In many cases, an inscription on a cult image or temple reveals the patron’s name, the year the work was commissioned, and the occasion for it.