I must disagree. I feel all humans do most actions for some gain. And in the end, this gain is at least somewhat personal.<quoted text>
As I said... 90% of religionist do as they do for personal gain of one kind or another.... Such gain can be financial as seen in the nice homes and Stuff of just about every priest, preacher and evangelist you can name... or for personal aggrandizement so many seek from the pats on the backs they get by having their names on the rolls of what they do so others will know they did a good thing or in the wish for reward from god or fear of punishment after death .....
"Doing an Honorable thing for personal gain or fear of punishment does not an Honorable person make" .. "True Honor is doing the Right Thing when No One is looking"
And I do not feel it is dishonorable to do good deeds for personal gain. A good deed is welcome no matter the motivation.
I like to point out the many motives to do good deeds other than the religious ones. I wish more people would teach this.
I know your idea has been promoted in tradition, but I think it is a flawed philosophy.
Even if the return is a good conscience, it is a personal gain motive.