02 September 2008

Dhamma Sharing: Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 5: Generosity)

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
...is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.
So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...


What is the Treasure of *Generosity?
There is the case of a disciple of the noble ones,

His awareness cleansed of the stain of stinginess, living at home,
- Freely generous,
- Openhanded,
- Delighting in being magnanimous,
- Responsive to requests,
- Delighting in the distribution of alms.
This is called the Treasure of *Generosity.
*Caga: Generosity or Giving in behavior, mindset and inclination / liberality / munificence

... A miser is never happy, yet people who longed for happiness behaved like a miser.
How can they ever achieve happiness and ease within?
Look right into your heart...
If you can give help... If you can give money...
Why can't you gave away
hatred and your selfish desires?

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