Why generous offerings are the ultimate way to inner peace -We cannot do without Dana- Generosity
Edited By: Venerable Master Buddha Priya Mahathero,(SUSWM, Kolkata, INDIA, [email protected])
08 April 2022, Kolkata
Dear all Meditators, all Bhikkhus / O monks, and all pious Devotees! Dana Parami-the Perfection of Generosity and it’s true inner realization is very important to the development of our inner Protection, inner happiness, inner Wisdom.
One must not assume that what is said covers all the benefits of Dana.To enumerate all the benefits of Dana would indeed require a separate treatise in itself. If a person discards Dana according to the belief of some malicious quarters, sociable relations would cease and Metta( loving- Kindness) will disappear. The rich will no more be charitable to the destitute.
They will Cultivate an attitude of disregard and say ” Oh, Let them die. 🌷Who cares?” Humanity without Dana will in fact be very much uncivilised. And, of course, incivility of mind eventually leads to savagery in physical action.
The Bodhisattva attained Self- Enlightenment and became the Tathagata after renouncing wealth, power and glory of the crown only with the help and support of numerous donors offering him alms-food, etc..He was then able to preach his noble Dhamma and establish the Holy Order of the Samgha to propagate his Sasana with the support of wealthy devotees like Anathapindika, Visakha, King- Bimbisara, etc. If there had been no such generous donors there never would have been the Buddha, let alone his Sasana. Not only our Gotama Buddha, but also countless previous. Buddhas would not have attained Omniscience if the world were void of Dana. I would thus like to make an ardent wish; ” Let there bo no persons who denounce and ignore the benevolent deed of Dana, now and forever.”
It is not feasible to list completely the benefits you get by Generosity, by giving charity.Had there been no Dana , there also would be no Buddhas to show us the way to Nibbana. Bear in mind that the cream of the society, the luxurious celestial beings, all of them are attributable to their charity; the poor and the destitute are those without Generosity. Should you earnestly wish to escape from Samsara, resort to DANA.🌷
“Sabba papassa akaranam Kushalassa Upasampada Sacitta pariyodapanam etam buddhanasasanam”
Avoid all unwholesome activities, Cultivate Morality-Good, Purify the Own Mind-This is the universal teachings of the Buddhas.
“Bhabato Sabba Mangalam” May the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha protect to you all.
May all Sentient beings be Happy Well Peaceful and free from all Sorrow Sadness ,Sufferings