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The Perfection of Giving

He, who sees things - wisdom saw,
How living beings remain so poor,
Holding onto grains of sand,
No bird in bush, no bird in hand.

Saving for that rainy day,
The miser never gives away,
And in the clutching never has,
In giving's cause; the act whereas.

To go against our fear of loss,
The sharing of the coins we toss.
And letting go is coming back,
Relinquishing will never lack.

The secret to our wealth is give,
To go beyond the life we live.
We cannot take it when we die,
This karmic gift in truth provides.
Sky_dancer
Written by Sky_dancer (The Cosmic Dragon)
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Having gone through the twenty one stages of lamrim, we now look at the six perfections.

If, with the motivation of attaining enlightenment we give to all living beings, we will practice the...
Having gone through the twenty one stages of lamrim, we now look at the six perfections.

If, with the motivation of attaining enlightenment we give to all living beings, we will practice the perfection of giving.

It is said to be more meritorious to give a bird food out of compassion than it is to give a diamond out of attachment.
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