What are the benefits of giving?
“In giving food, one gives five things. What five? One gives life, beauty, happiness, strength and intelligence. And in giving these things, one partakes in the quality of life, beauty, happiness, strength and intelligence, both here and hereafter.” (AN.III,42).
Do I get immediate result?
Siha asked the Lord: “Is it possible, Lord, to see the result of generosity?” And the Lord said: “Yes, it is possible to see the result of generosity. The giver, the generous one, is liked and dear to many. This is a result of generosity that is observable. Good and wise people follow the generous person. This is a result of generosity that is observable. The generous person earns a good reputation. This is also a result of generosity that is observable. Once again, in whatever company he enters, be it noble brahims, householders or monks, the generous person enters with confidence and without trouble. This is the result of giving that is observable. And finally, the giver, the generous person, is reborn in heaven after death. This is a result of generosity that can only be seen hereafter.” (AN.III,39).
So do come and partake in the joy of giving and reap the fruits on August 9th 2017.
Submitted by: Chin Kee Thou
Date: July 21st 2017