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The Buddha’s Discourse on the Benefits of Giving (AN 5.35):

“Mendicants, there are five benefits of giving. What five? A giver, a donor is dear and beloved by many people. Good people associate with them. They get a good reputation. They don’t neglect a layperson’s duties. When their body breaks up, after death, they’re reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm. These are the five benefits of giving.

Giving, one is loved,
and follows the way of the good.
The good, restrained spiritual practitioners
associate with you.

They teach you the Dhamma
that dispels all suffering.
Understanding this teaching,
you’re extinguished without defilements.”

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The Buddha’s words on the Perfection of Charity / Dāna Pāramitā (Diamond Sutra, Chapter 4):

“Moreover, Subhuti, when bodhisattvas give a gift, they should not be attached to a thing.
When they give a gift, they should not be attached to anything at all. They should not be attached to a sight when they give a gift. Nor should they be attached to a sound, a smell, a taste, a touch, or a dharma when they give a gift. Thus, Subhuti, fearless bodhisattvas should give a gift without being attached to the perception of an object. And why? Subhuti, the body of merit of those bodhisattvas who give a gift without being attached is not easy to measure. What do you think, Subhuti, is the space to the east easy to measure?”

Subhuti replied, “No, it is not, Bhagavan.”

The Buddha said, “Likewise, is the space to the south, to the west, to the north, in between, above, below, or in any of the ten directions easy to measure?”

Subhuti replied, “No, it is not, Bhagavan.”

The Buddha said, “So it is, Subhuti. The body of merit of those bodhisattvas who give a gift without being attached is not easy to measure. Thus, Subhuti, those who set forth on the Bodhisattva path should give a gift without being attached to the perception of an object.”

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