Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cultivating Generosity

The community garden i participate in increased its tillable size by 50 percent last week so we can plant a row for the hungry. Actually we're dedicating our new space to potatoes for the town Food Shelf. We're guessing we can raise 100 pounds.

The Buddha said, "If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way." In our society, we barely share a meal with our nearest and dearest people who live with us, let alone friends or strangers.

Generosity is the very first in the list of 10 supreme qualities. We are growing potatoes in our community garden, yes, but more importantly we are cultivating generosity.

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