Dāna is mainly translated as generosity, the activity of giving without expecting anything in return.
However, as often happens, the real meaning of Buddhist terms goes much beyond their English translation.
Making merit is crucial in Buddhism, especially for lay practitioners, who, because of their busy life, can hardly find as much time and energy to dedicate to the meditation practice as monastics do. For that reason, they traditionally make merit through generosity (dāna), ethical conduct (sīla) and mind development (bhāvanā).
We gain merit when our wholesome actions are pure, when they come straight from our hearts. Good actions bring good results.
“For the one who gives merit is increased,
From restraint hatred is not accumulated.
The skilful one gives up what is bad,
Through the destruction of passion, hatred,
and delusion, he is emancipated.” - DN 16
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The funds are used to cover the basic monastic needs of the Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi
such as robe, food, medicine and abode
this also covers transportation, accommodation, air tickets, etc.
distribution of books,
construction of the meditation room,
the furnishing of the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena,
insurance, utility bills, etc.
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Please state the reason for the donation with the following note "For the Association Karuna Sevena."
Support of the Project Suriya Lamai
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The intention of the project Suriya Lamai “The Children of the Sun” is to enable children from Underprivileged families to develop and educate themselves and to provide them with basic needs.
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Neither of the above is a public collection, and therefore we ask all donors to add their contact information to their gift, so that we can issue a donation agreement contract or a donation receipt. We thank all the donors.