Ajahn Visuddhi offers a teaching on dana, generosity or giving which he says is the foundation of Buddhism. Ajahn looks at why dana is one of the foundations of Buddhist practise? Why it is vital part of Buddhism? What are the benefits and reasons for practising generosity in Buddhism? Ajahn shares stories on dana and generosity.
Ajahn Visuddhi talks about our unconscious hidden conceit and need to compete and defend our individuality, status, uniqueness, identity or self. As well as our inner need to conform and be the same. Ajahn also reflects on how we can have an insidious wish for others to fail so we don’t feel like failures. Why do we feel we must keep up with Jones’ and be equal to others? Finally how do we overcome this, so we can relax and just live in a friendly community?