Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 03/24/2015


The gift of food can seem like such a simple thing at times that I am often inclined to overlook its importance. Today, however, provided me with the perfect opportunity to really feel the impact of generosity as my family and I were lucky enough to offer the day’s meal to Venerable Ajahn Thanissaro.

It is not the first time I have done so but today’s dana really had an effect upon me, so much so that I’m struggling to find the words. Just reflecting on the fact that the food we provided well help to give him the strength to teach tonight and that we are now, in some way, intimately a part of a larger family of beings reading the Path of the Lord Buddha. I don’t often think of myself as overly sentimental but today is a day I will treasure for the rest of my life and a gem I will reflect upon as I one day last dying. Sukhita hontu!

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