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Monday, January 16, 2006

Giving = Non-attachment = Giving

This connects with the "Rimpoche's Toenails" post from a few days ago:

"Sometimes we actually physically can give something yet be still be attached. To truly give we should let go of all attachment to that which is given. When we donate money, we cannot be attached to feeling too good about ourselves being so charitable. When we bestow a gift, are we doing it in the spirit of giving or are we doing it to get a good feeling that we attach to?"

3 Comments:

Blogger Maddy said...

Yes! Without even thinking...
the impulse appears to come
before thought - pure giving...

8:18 PM  
Blogger Maddy said...

the whole worth
of a kind deed
is in the love
that inspires it.

-the Talmud

9:10 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

If we seek nothing in return than we give without attachment.

8:17 PM  

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