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The different types of generosity according to Buddha

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The use of our wealth has considerable repercussions on our karma. Being generous to others is an important practice, and it creates good karma.

If generosity is not accompanied by pure attention, it makes our karma mixed.

Here are the three types of karma explained, so that you can distinguish what kind of generosity you adopt, and what karma it produces. If you see that despite your acts of generosity, egoistic thinking is never far away, take a look at the following article : How to free oneself from selfish thinking?

The derisory generosity

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Many objects clutter your home, many clothes are no longer your size, you want to redo the decoration of your home and you will get rid of some trinkets … Ah! What if I gave all my bulky items? You are right in derisory generosity.
By getting rid of objects you find bulky, you do not overcome your hardware attachment.

Ludicrous generosity, since it is considered a storeroom, does not result in very positive karma.

The friendly generosity

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You like to share what you have with those around you. You like to please your friends. However, it is important to look carefully at your Generous Look action to understand why you are doing this…

For example, if you invite your friend to the restaurant, consider this:
– It may be that the restaurant where you have invited him does not please your friend.
– You may pay the bill only because its dishes were not expensive.
– You want a counterpart: he invites you in his turn, or he insists to pay half … Or gratitude.
Hopefully, you will be disappointed if your counterpart does not see the light of day. Be sure: if this is the case, you are not yet practicing pure generosity.

As we have just seen, the friendly generosity is unclear: the karmic result is therefore mixed.

The princely generosity

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You are the type to offer more than you keep, and you do not expect anything in return. Not even gratitude! You practice princely generosity.
But beware: the princely generosity is very difficult to practice with purity. It is important that during each of your acts of generosity, you are sure not to give for:
– Receive back.
– To bring gratitude to others.
– Generate a good karma.

If after giving by pure compassion you are disappointed by the reaction of those to whom you have given or despaired because they do not show you enough gratitude, you have not given by pure compassion but with an egoistic thought. If you give with purity, you will never be disappointed.

The princely generosity, which aims to give by pure compassion, creates a good karma.

What type of generosity do you practice?

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