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By One's Own Hand

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  • antony272b2
    A gift given through an intermediary — for example, having a servant give food to a monk rather than giving it by one s own hand — also detracts from the
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 13, 2013
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      "A gift given through an intermediary —
      for example, having a servant give food to a monk
      rather than giving it by one's own hand —
      also detracts from the value of the gift."
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/various/wheel367.html#prac
      From: The Practice of Giving by Susan Elbaum Jootla

      "Sahattha deti:
      one should give with one's own hand.
      The personal involvement in the act of giving is greatly beneficial.
      This promotes rapport between the donor and donee
      and that is the social value of giving.
      Society is welded in unity with care and concern for one another when generosity is exercised with a warm sense of personal involvement."
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/various/wheel367.html#pali
      From: Giving in the Pali Canon by Lily de Silva

      For Free Distribution, as gifts of Dhamma, from Access to Insight and the Buddhist Publication Society http://www.bps.lk

      With metta / Antony.
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