Affixing thin foils of gold, known as gold leaf to Buddha Statues is a way of paying our utmost respect to the Buddha. This meritorious act preserves the Buddha statues so these statues last for a long time. Gold is a pure and precious commodity which makes this act of respect both noble and special. Thus, the doer will receive merits that are noble and special in return.
Doers will be born in every lifetime with elegant features, skin as radiant as gold, possess good health and wealth; and be surrounded by exquisite, beautiful items.