Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Tricycle Daily Dharma June 19, 2013

How to Give

An act of giving is of most benefit when one gives something of value, carefully, with one’s own hand, while showing respect, and with a view that something wholesome will come of it.
- Andrew Olendzki, “Dana: The Practice of Giving"
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Daily Buddhist Wisdom

[I]ndulge in lust a little, and like the child it grows apace. The wise man hates it therefore; who would take poison for food? Every sorrow is increased and cherished by the offices of lust. If there is no lustful desire, the risings of sorrow are not produced, the wise man seeing the bitterness of sorrow, stamps out and destroys the risings of desire;...
- Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King