ZEN BUDDHA | Zen buddhist glossary

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Glossary: Dana

Dana stands for giving. Giving in any form you may think of. It is the Buddhist Practice of cultivating unattached and unconditional Generosity. According to the Buddha cultivation of Generosity is the beginning of spiritual awakening. The Buddha always started his teachings with a discourse on Generosity. Giving is known as the act of Dana. Its effect is purifying and transforming the mind of the giver.

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