Generosity comes from the heart. It is an attitude that can be trained to expand. Not only do we give Christmas presents to children, but we give love. Not only do we give love to family and loved ones, but to others as all. Gradually expanding the sphere of our love is the practice of a Bodhisattva. Not only do we love all 7.8 billion human brothers and sisters, but also all animals, including mosquitos, as well as all living beings. Not only that, but we love them equally with an open heart not wishing for anything in return. Loving those we are uncomfortable being around is the pinnacle of unconditional love. We do this because every living being like us, just wants to happy and avoid pain.
of the people, by the people, and for the people
4th of July commemorates American independence. Lincoln said it eloquently during the American Civil War in his Gettysburg Address, “… a government of the people, by the people, and for the people….” He was referring […]
Giving material goods is one form of generosity, but one can extend an attitude of generosity into all one’s behavior. Being kind, attentive, and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, […]
Cultivating generosity puts us on the road to cultivating compassion.
Cultivating generosity puts us on the road to cultivating compassion. The road to cultivating compassion is laid with bricks of selflessness. Like a teeter totter, when our ego clinging is reduced, automatically our love and […]