So, we have to examine our motives carefully. Sometimes, as with children, it’s better to hold back and instil in others a deeper kind of respect for the things that you wish to give them or even greater respect for yourself. Continue reading Should I continue to practice generosity towards others if they take me for granted?
Thinking of the experiences as an offering to Awakening or the Dharma, is to invite its adhistana. The offering is made in the state of meditation. We rest in the spaciousness of letting go of grasping at things as somehow ‘solid’. Continue reading As well as the traditional shrine offerings of incense, candles etc, can we make offerings of our experience?
Should we always give to others even when they show no gratitude or abuse our giving? How can we give in a way that benefits both the giver and receiver? Continue reading Student’s Question: Understanding Generosity – should we always give to others?