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When we have the principle of generosity operating within us (Ajahn
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"When we have the principle of dana, generosity operating within us, it conditions, strengthens and nourishes a sense of well-being. We know that we are a

Antony Woods
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Sep 23, 2014

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No Strings Attached: The Buddha's Culture of Generosity by Thanissar
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"How can I ever repay you for your teaching?" Good meditation teachers often hear this question from their students, and the best answer I know for it is one

Antony Woods
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Jul 26, 2014

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Habitual Kamma Recalling Charity & Rejoicing (Thabyekan Sayadaw)
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"It is important to frequently recall to mind one's deeds of pious charity (and other meritorious deeds) and to rejoice in thus bringing about the well-being

antony272b2
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May 17, 2014

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The Freedom to Give by Ven Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)
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"As you sit down to meditate, one of the first things you want to do is to establish a sense of well-being. This is easiest if your life has been conducive to

antony272b2
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May 1, 2014

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Barriers in the Heart by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (extracts)
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“Dana, or generosity: being willing to give of yourself, give of your time, give of your energy. So often the word “dana” gets hijacked for fundraising,

antony272b2
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Mar 26, 2014

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Inspiring examples of childhood philanthropy
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Fifth grader donates her life savings of $300 to stop teacher layoffs:

antony272b2
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Mar 21, 2014

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Thanks for the Teaching on Wilderness Buddhism
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Dear Antony.... Thanks so much for posting the teaching on Hunting and Gathering the Dharma by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. I know that this is going to be a source of

Colin Neal
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Mar 3, 2014

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Hunting & Gathering the Dharma by Thanissaro B. (long post)
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“Dawn. I’m sitting at the edge of a mesa in southern Utah. Above me is a vast, pale expanse of sky; below me, the town of Rockville; and beyond it rise the

antony272b2
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Mar 3, 2014

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Better to Give than to Consume by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)
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“In the Novice’s Questions, the most interesting question is the very first: What is one? And the answer is: All beings subsist on food. This is what

antony272b2
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Mar 2, 2014

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Reflecting on your own generosity when feeling discouraged (Thanissa
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"When you're feeling discouraged, try reflecting on your own generosity. Think of times in the past when you gave someone a gift, not because you had to or

antony272b2
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Feb 18, 2014

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If you give when there is no compulsion it gives rise to a sense of
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"When the Buddha teaches generosity, he emphasizes the fact that you're free to give. In fact when a king once asked him, "Who should I give things to?" the

antony272b2
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Feb 10, 2014

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Self esteem from knowing you have done something right (Thanissaro)
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"So that sense of well-being, the sense of self esteem that comes from knowing you've done something right: That's an important part of the path. Not only are

antony272b2
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Feb 1, 2014

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Learn to invest time & powers of observation (Thanissaro Bhikkhu)
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"Mindfulness is to remind you that you can make choices, and that you want to learn to make them skillfully. You can learn how to breathe in a comfortable way,

antony272b2
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Jan 20, 2014

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Real joy comes from giving without seeking appreciation (Sumedho)
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"Real joy comes from giving and not caring about whether anyone even knows or acknowledges it. As soon as the self comes in (for example: 'I'm giving this dana

antony272b2
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Jan 17, 2014

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The wrong belief that dana prolongs samsara (Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
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"Some have the wrong belief that dana prolongs samsara (the cycle of rebirths). In the story of two friends, we have seen that the one who gave charity was not

antony272b2
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Jan 12, 2014
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