Giving is one of the important methods in the practice of the six paramitas. In daily life, we should learn to eliminate sorrow and cultivate compassion through giving.

What kind of mentality should we use to practice giving? We should give with joy to give birth to happiness. Therefore, I encourage joyous giving.

Giving is not a game. It is not a comparison. Giving is a kind heart. By giving you will gain true meaning and happiness, as well as merits and benefits.

Also, remember that giving will yield a great return. You will gain more compassion and wisdom, that can be used to wish that all beings be free from sufferings and gain enlightenment. No matter how much you give, even if you only have a candle, you can get a return of incredible benefits.

~Khenpo Sangpo Rinpoche~