Tuesday, 27 September 2011

NEW MOON - Tuesday 27th September 2011

Those who fail to value generosity
do not reach the celestial realms.
But the wise rejoice in giving
and forever abide in bliss.

Dhammapada verse 177

We may or may not find we can believe in celestial realms, but it is important that we are able to value generosity. When the heart is overshadowed with craving we inevitably think about how to get more.
If the heart is filled with gratitude we naturally think about ways of being generous. And the magic is that the more generous we are the more likely we are to feel contented. On the other hand, if we are always concerned about getting more, even when we have plenty, we are rarely contented.

With Metta,

Bhikkhu Munindo

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