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HOW DOES THE PRACTICE OF GIVING DIFFER FROM GENEROSITY

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(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)

 

HOW DOES THE PRACTICE OF GIVING DIFFER FROM GENEROSITY

 

Caller: What is the difference between the practice of giving and generosity?

 

Master Jun Hong Lu: Of course there is a difference between the two.  Generosity is a character trait.  On the other hand, what is the practice of giving?  Through learning Buddhism, we learn to be compassionate, kind and charitable.  From this, a certain sense of sympathy for others arises in our heart, and we thus start to understand what it means to be altruistic.  This form of giving has the underlying element of compassion, and is hence termed to be the “practice of giving”.

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