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It.026 Daana Sutta Bhikkhus, if beings knew, as I know, the result of giving and sharing, they would not eat without having given nor would they allow the stain of meanness to obsess them and take root in their minds. Even if it were their last morsel, their last mouthful, they would not enjoy eating without having shared it, if there were someone to share it with. But, bhikkhus, as beings do not know, as I know, the result of giving and sharing, they eat without having given and the stain of meanness obsesses them and takes root in their minds." If beings only knew- So said the Great Sage- How the result of sharing Is of such great fruit,. With a gladdened mind, Rid of the stain of meanness, They would duly give to noble ones who make what is given fruitful. Having given much food as offering To those most worthy of offerings, The donors go to heaven On departing the human state.. And gone to heaven they rejoice, And enjoying pleasures there, The unselfish experience the result Of generously sharing with others. 45/168 Itivuttaka Khuddhaka It.018 generosity


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