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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Something beyond the ordinary

You have to be fully involved;
you have to become one with what you are doing.
So it is with giving things away.
No matter how small the thing is in terms of value,
one must be fully involved in the giving,
so that a part of one’s ego is also given away.
Through that one reaches the paramita,
the transcendental act, of generosity,
which is something beyond the ordinary.


Chogyam Trungpa

Compassion and Joy

Compassion has nothing to do with achievement at all.
It is spacious and very generous.

When a person develops real compassion,
he is uncertain whether he is being generous to others or to himself,
because compassion is enviromental generosity,
without direction,
without ” for me”
and without ” for them”.

It is filled with joy,
spontaneously existing joy,
constant joy in the sense of trust,
in the sense that joy contains tremendous wealth, richness.


Chogyam Trungpa

Taking and Giving

If I do not actually exchange my happiness
For the sufferings of others,
I shall not attain the state of Buddhahood
And even in cyclic existence I shall have no joy.


Shantideva

Conquer

Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth.


Dhammapada