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Generosity in Buddhism Highlighting The Exposition of Offerings

Generosity is the fundamental basis in the path of Buddhist practice and also directly aims at the psychological and spiritual development. Generosity is extolled in the Theravada Buddhist canon as a great virtue in the path of Buddhist ethics. The beginning of Buddhist moral life starts with the practice of generosity. In the language of Pali Dāna is been translated generally taking from its roots √dā generosity or bestowing and another corresponding words that carries same theme as dāna is cāga which is mostly rendered in to English as abandoning, giving up carried by true feelings of abandoning that something one owns and values of benefiting others. Therefore, the practice of generosity is been considered so important in the ethical life of an individual that it occupies the first place in several ethical categories in Buddhism. The Buddhist practise of generosity is always connected to virtues of individuals. Concerning to the intensions of individuals on generosity is the most important aspect of achieving its best results which I have taken a special focus on a single discourse from Middle Length collections of discourses(Majjhimanikāya) of the Buddhist Tripitaka, the Exposition on the Offerings (Dakkhiṇvibhangasutta). Moreover, this discourse that elaborates on the Buddhist idea of generosity and surveys the merits that accrue from making offering to different types of recipients takes especial attentions on the psychological aspects, virtuous identity, and spiritual development of both the donor and the receiver and likewise receiving the best results out of it. Beside I have also gathered facts from other discourses scattered in early Buddhist discourses. Generosity in Buddhism Highlighting the Exposition of Offerings