Thinking about the two kinds of goodness in giving, and about debt when we receive a gift (guṇā), my person just thought to ask if there is a Sutta which points the different kinds of debt to those two kinds of giving?

One kind of (debt) giver is perhaps best embodied by Mara: e.g. enemies disguised as friends, or the strings of sensuality (kāmaguṇā). The other kind of (debt) giver (who gives debts torward debtlessness: end of upādāna, entertainment) is the Bhagavatā, the One who can Give, the Liberal, along with the other gods (starting by parents, teacher, admirable friends).

Just thought, next to the many Suttas around this fact, if there might be one direct pointing out the two kinds of guṇā and the debts in receiving the given, the inclination to certain destination by association and increasing debts.

Of course given, free of the first kind of guṇā (without wordily strings), Dhamma given in line with Dhamma, is preferred, is possible acceptable.

(For those possible not so familar with the use of the word guṇā, it's used as "goodness" in dhammic countries, for example "person of goodness"/"figue of merits" when speaking about people who one by dhammic law owes debts, like parents, leader, teacher... While the word is also used for the givers of sensuality.)

[Note: This question is a gift of Dhamma, not meant for commercial purpose or other kinds of low wordily gains by means of trade and exchange]

  • Johann. Please provide an explanation of or a link to the "two kinds of goodness in giving". Thanks – Dhammadhatu Oct 11 '17 at 9:18
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    That's the request Dhammadhatu. It's not good to answer the own question is it usually sad. – Samana Johann Oct 11 '17 at 9:21

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