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Old 19-05-2014, 07:44 PM   #357
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Or Daana is generosity or giving, a form of alms.. In hinduism, buddhism, and jainism it is the practice of cultivating generosity. Ultimately, the practice culminates in 1 of the perfections (pāramitā): the perfection of giving - dāna-pāramitā.. This can be characterized by unattached and unconditional generosity, giving and letting go..Dāna as a formal religious act is directed specifically to a monastic or spiritually-developed person. In Buddhist thought, it has the effect of purifying and transforming the mind of the Giver..Generosity developed through giving leads to being reborn in happy states and the availability of material wealth..The type and number of Dāna vary depending on occasion such as Thread Ceremony.. Conversely, lack of giving leads to unhappy states and poverty...
Vidya Dāna or Vidya Daana (विद्या दान): Donating/Sharing Knowledge for education. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." In Christianity, it is also known as the Gift of Knowledge..

Aushadhaa Daana : Charity of free medicine to the sick and diseased..

Abhay Daana: Giving freedom from fear...

Kanya Dāna: Giving one's daughter's hand in marriage, where the Daughter goes to stay with her husband..

Bhu Dāna (भू दान): Donation of land..

Anna Dāna/(अन्ना दान): Donating food to poor and needy, pilgrims, patients at hospitals, orphanages, old age homes etc...

Go Dāna: Donation of a Cow..Even By Name...

Hindu law breaks the giving and receiving of gifts down by caste, as it does other activities. Each caste has its own rules and regulations on the topic of religious gifts. Manu explains that the reason for this is to ensure the protection of all creation, of how things should be.. Brahmins can both receive and give gifts.. Kṣatriyas are allowed only to give gifts, as are the vaiśyas. Brahmins can accept gifts, but only under the right circumstances and from the right people. If a brahmin has enough to sustain himself and his family, he is then not to ask for gifts.. If, however, he finds himself in a time of trouble and he anticipates struggling for his maintenance, he may seek gifts from the king.. It is the duty of the king to supply proper livelihood for a brahmin in distress. Brahmins would not, however, seek gifts from a king that was not of the kṣatriya lineage, nor from any greedy king, or a king who disobeys the ś√Ęstras.. It is important also that both the giver and the receiver share the same respect when giving and obtaining gifts..Buddhists believe that giving without seeking anything in return leads to greater spiritual wealth. Moreover, it reduces the acquisitive impulses that ultimately lead to continued suffering from Egotism... need someone new,Somethin' new,Somethin' else to get us through..Better bring your G..Better bring your G..Tropic corridor,Tropic treasure..We're gonna ride and have some fun..Outskirts of the city..You and I... When all else fails..We can whip the horse's eyes..And make them sleep..And cry...

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