By One's Own Hand
- "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."
From: The Practice of Giving by Susan Elbaum Jootla
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."
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.