[nt.] gift; charity; alms; alms-giving; giving, liberality; offering. Dana is the first theme in the Buddha's system of gradual training (see anupubbi-katha), the first of the ten paramis, one of the seven treasures, and the first part of the three grounds for meritorious action.
The Buddha orates about the many benefits of generosity
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Itipi dāna pāramī sampanno so bhagavā
he, the Fortunate One, became perfectly generous
Itipi dāna upapāramī sampanno so bhagavā
he, the Fortunate One, also became perfect in the subtleties of giving
Itipi dāna pāramattha pāramī sampanno so bhagavā
he, the Fortunate One, also holds being generous perfectly.
[Kāle dadanti sapaññā, vadaññū vīta-maccharā;]
Those of discernment give at the proper time, open-handed & free from stinginess;
Kālena dinnaṃ ariyesu, uju-bhūtesu tādisu.
Haven given at the proper time to those, upright in such qualities, as Noble Ones.
Vippasanna-manā tassa, vipulā hoti dakkhiṇā;
Their minds become bright their offering is extensive to the south
Ye tattha anumodanti, veyyāvaccaṃ karonti vā;
Those who rejoice in these gifts, or provide assistance,
Na tena dakkhiṇā onā, te pi puññassa bhāgino.
They to share in providing that offering, and the merit is shared.
Tasmā dade appaṭivāna-citto, yattha dinnaṃ mahapphalaṃ;
So give with an unflinching mind, as great fruit can come from wherever is given.
Puññāni para-lokasmiṃ, patiṭṭhā honti pāṇinan-ti.
As merit for the next world, supports living beings in that existence.