Today we discussed the Buddhist concept of generosity, gratitude and the various interpretations of what goes into a “Dana” talk. I thought it was good to let people voice their opinions about what constitutes appreciation for the teachings and also discuss how we respond to requests for donations to the teachers and others. How does our conditioning toward money effect our reactions to requests for donations? How does guilt effect us? It’s all grist for the mill that’s called Mindfulness!
Here’s the article from Thanissaro Bhikkhu that I quoted from:
No Strings Attached https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/Head&HeartTogether/Section0005.html
And this beautiful article just fell into my lap and fit the discussion for today perfectly.