The Karmic Retribution of Selling Oneself in Exchange for Making Offering to the Three Jewels

Once upon a time, there was a couple living in extreme poverty. One day, the man, Jiyiluo, saw his master go to a temple to make offerings to the Three Jewels [triratna] and he was touched by his master. After he came home, he sighed with emotion and burst into tears. His wife asked him what happened.