Bhante Anandajoti: Generosity (Dāna)


AnandajotiHere is a combination of two short talks I gave at the Saturday Lunchtime dānas at the Vivekavana office in Berapit in August.

The audio quality is quite poor, but the material is useful so I thought it was worthwhile to post it here. The talks, which have been spliced together, run altogether for around 30 minutes.

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As a reference for the outline of the talk I list the various items I mentioned here:

Three Main Factors:

  1. The Giver
  2. The Recipient
  3. The Gift

Three Times:

  1. During Preperation
  2. While Giving
  3. Rejoicing Later

Five Factors while Giving:

  1. Having Faith in Deeds and Results
  2. With Respect
  3. At the Right Time
  4. Liberally
  5. Without Hurting

Five Path Factors that Arise:

  1. Right View
  2. Right Intention
  3. Right Action
  4. Right Livelihood
  5. Right Effort

Three Kinds of Gifts:

  1. Material Gift
  2. Gift of Fearlessness
  3. Gift of Dhamma

Best Two Recipients:

  1. Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha, with the Buddha at their head
  2. Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha, after the Buddha has attained Nibbāna.


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