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What is Dāna?
Dāna is the practice of voluntarily giving, the cultivation of generosity, the donation of alms, material, energy, or wisdom. In its broadest form, it is considered one of the most fundamental of all Buddhist practices.
Ensuring that successive generations around the world will be able to easily access and understand the Buddha’s wisdom is 84000’s gift to humanity. And our Download Dāna initiative is a reminder, to all friends and supporters who appreciate our gift, to give back in return—one download at a time.
Dāna is one of the first topics in the Buddha’s graduated talks. It counteracts attachment, greed, miserliness, covetousness, and is the opposite of taking what is not given. It is also, as the first of the six or ten pāramitās (perfections) in theMahāyāna tradition, the first step on the bodhisattva’s path to awakening. And all schools of Buddhism recognize that an act of giving is of most benefit when, coupled with wisdom, one practices generosity with a view that something wholesome will come of it. The nature and quantity of the gift itself is often considered less important.
So no matter who you are, where you are, and what amount you give we encourage you to use our Download Dāna option as an opportunity to cultivate your own practice, and to help us continue to give the gift of wisdom to the world.
How will it help us?
Your donation will help to fund the costs of improving the functionality and features of online Reading Room to make the Buddha’s words accessible to all who have even one ounce of curiosity.