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Cause and Effect

Giving food, one gives and later receives strength. Giving clothes, one gives and later receives beauty. Giving medicine, one gives and later receives health. Giving shelter, one gives and later receives protection. Giving transport, one gives and later receives swift … Continue reading

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Generosity

When the world is on fire with aging and death, one should salvage one’s wealth by giving. What’s given is well salvaged, what’s given bears fruit as pleasure. What isn’t given does not. Thieves take it away, or kings; it … Continue reading

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Accumulating Merit

Train yourself in accumulating merit, yielding long-lasting happiness. Cultivate the practice of giving, virtuous conduct, and a mind of loving kindness. By cultivating these qualities, the wise attain untroubled and happy states.  —Buddha Shakyamuni  In the sutras, ten activities are … Continue reading

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