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The Pali word for generosity or giving. One of the ten perfections along with virtue, renunciation, wisdom, effort, patience, truth, determination, friendliness, and equanimity.

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What does Buddhism say about the consequences of good and bad behaviour?

Please someone clarify: Does Buddhism believe in rebirth? There is an general belief in almost all religions that our good and bad will be carry forwarded to next and next to next generation and all, ...
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Selfless charity to poor and needy

Is selfless charity to the non-monastic poor and needy, recommended for Buddhists as part of their practice? How do the different Buddhist traditions differ from each other on this topic? Quotes ...
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Right understanding of Dāna

I'd like to understand the Buddhist view of Dāna better. I've read the Vaccha Sutta and it seems to say that gifts are best given to the most worthy. By comparison, in Christianity, the idea seems to ...
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How to propery pay back goodness and develop gratitude?

Today morning, while browsing certain virtual Dhamma-places, the thought came into my persons mind: "Indeed, there are seldom people who give without out expecting anything, food (for good thoughts), ...
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What is the reason why Buddhist monks don't work to support themselves? Do the monastic rules prohibit them from working?

It may be hard to find a comparative monastic tradition in the west although there are some monastic in Christianity currently most are really assimilated and intertwine with the Church which bears ...
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Is it OK for a Buddhist teacher to charge their students an hourly rate for their time?

Charging money for teaching time seems like it goes against the spirit of the dharma. I’m asking because I was looking for a teacher and came across one that did charge money.
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are mundane acts of compassion meaningful?

Did the Buddha say anything of the value of mundane acts of generosity which may temporarily alleviate the suffering of others in a temporary, worldly way, but do not free others from from suffering? ...
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What is the proper way to foster generosity and gratitude?

I can see how generosity and gratitude are important as means to foster right resolve. But what if someone do good things sometimes due a sense of obligation, but also cause much harm to you? For ...
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How to avoid poorness?

There are many, considering themselves even as "Buddhist" who would not give much toward Monks and Priests, yet reminded by the Sublime Buddha talk: "There is the case where a woman or man is not a ...