Tricycle Teachings: Generosity

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This e-book includes fourteen classic teachings from our most cherished teachers, including “The Evolution of Happiness,” by Joseph Goldstein; “As If There is Nothing to Lose,” by Sallie Jiko Tisdale; “The Economy of Gifts,” by Thanissaro Bhikkhu; and “The Joy of Giving,” by Gil Fronsdal.

Table of Contents

Introduction from Tricycle’s editors
1 “Generosity and Greed,” quotes from Buddhist teachers
2 “The Wisdom of Giving,” a Q & A with Andrew Olendzki
3 “The Prince and the Elephant,” the Vessantara Jataka Tale
4 “The Gift that Cannot be Given,” an interview with Marcia Rose
5 “Three Grapefruits,” by Taitetsu Unno
6 “Giving Full Circle,” by Robert Aitken Roshi
7 “The Power of Receiving,” a Q & A with Judy Leif
8 “As If There Is Nothing to Lose,” by Sallie Jiko Tisdale
9 “The Bodhisattva’s Gift,” by Dale Wright
10 “The Economy of Gifts,” by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
11 “The Erotic Life of Emptiness,” by John Tarrant
12 “Rich Generosity,” by Master Sheng Yen
13 “The Joy of Giving,” by Gil Fronsdal
14 “The Evolution of Happiness,” by Joseph Goldstein

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daddad462's picture

Can anyone provide a sutta reference for the story in section 12 pages 39-40 regarding the homeless woman offering her alms bowl to serve as an oil lamp? It struck me as a parallel to Jesus' parable of the widow who gave 2 mites.