Why Be Generous?

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why be generous? The first subject the Buddha would typically discuss with lay audiences was generosity. We will look at the Buddha’s outward and inward advice: to whom one should give, and what reasons one should have for giving.

Suttas mentioned in this video:

The Archery Sutta (SN 3.24)
Giving (AN 8.31)
Giving (AN 7.52)

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Doug Smith

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Doug is Study Director of the Secular Buddhist Association. He has a PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit. In 2013 he completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program with the BCBS and NYIMC. A long time scientific skeptic, he pursues a naturalized approach to practice. He is also interested in scholarship about the Tipiṭaka, and the theoretical and historical origins of the dhamma. He posts videos at Doug's Secular Dharma on YouTube. Some of his writing can be found at academia.edu.

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