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Sharing Meals

Post by sattva » Sat May 15, 2010 1:53 am

The Buddha taught: "If you knew what I knew about generosity, you wouldn't let one meal go by without sharing it."

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Re: Sharing Meals

Post by Ben » Sat May 15, 2010 1:59 am

Thank you Sattva!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by BubbaBuddhist » Sat May 15, 2010 8:47 pm

Yes, thanks. One must always pay his or her debts.
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Post by tiltbillings » Sat May 15, 2010 8:52 pm

For hatred, friendliness is the antidote, not to see unpleasant people; or by encouraging the pleasures that come from associuation in such matters as common meals. Frienliness means to have hopes for the welfare of others, to long for it, to crave it, to delight in it. It is affection nsullied by motives of sense-desires, passion or hope of return. Shantideva in his S'ikshaasamuccya, 212 (tr. Conze)
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Re: Sharing Meals

Post by cooran » Sat May 15, 2010 9:45 pm

Hello all,

This is what the Buddha said:

"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared, if there were someone to receive their gift. But because beings do not know, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they eat without having given. The stain of miserliness overcomes their minds."
— Iti 26

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