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TOPICS

AUTH

BOOKS
Heart_of_Matter
Questions_And_Answers_1950-1951
Questions_And_Answers_1953
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Imitation_of_Christ

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1951-01-11_-_Modesty_and_vanity_-_Generosity
1.jr_-_My_Mother_Was_Fortune,_My_Father_Generosity_And_Bounty
1.srmd_-_The_ocean_of_his_generosity_has_no_shore

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0.13_-_Letters_to_a_Student
02.10_-_Two_Mystic_Poems_in_Modern_Bengali
08.17_-_Psychological_Perfection
08.38_-_The_Value_of_Money
1.01_-_Economy
1.01_-_Who_is_Tara
1.02_-_Karma_Yoga
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.03_-_Of_some_imperfections_which_some_of_these_souls_are_apt_to_have,_with_respect_to_the_second_capital_sin,_which_is_avarice,_in_the_spiritual_sense
1.03_-_Reading
1.03_-_Tara,_Liberator_from_the_Eight_Dangers
1.04_-_The_Praise
1.04_-_The_Qabalah__The_Best_Training_for_Memory
1.05_-_On_painstaking_and_true_repentance_which_constitute_the_life_of_the_holy_convicts;_and_about_the_prison.
1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
14.07_-_A_Review_of_Our_Ashram_Life
1914_06_28p
19.17_-_On_Anger
1929-08-04_-_Surrender_and_sacrifice_-_Personality_and_surrender_-_Desire_and_passion_-_Spirituality_and_morality
1951-01-11_-_Modesty_and_vanity_-_Generosity
1951-05-12_-_Mahalakshmi_and_beauty_in_life_-_Mahasaraswati_-_conscious_hand_-_Riches_and_poverty
1953-04-08
1953-08-05
1953-09-09
1953-11-11
1954-07-28_-_Money_-_Ego_and_individuality_-_The_shadow
1955-02-16_-_Losing_something_given_by_Mother_-_Using_things_well_-_Sadhak_collecting_soap-pieces_-_What_things_are_truly_indispensable_-_Natures_harmonious_arrangement_-_Riches_a_curse,_philanthropy_-_Misuse_of_things_creates_misery
1955-12-28_-_Aspiration_in_different_parts_of_the_being_-_Enthusiasm_and_gratitude_-_Aspiration_is_in_all_beings_-_Unlimited_power_of_good,_evil_has_a_limit_-_Progress_in_the_parts_of_the_being_-_Significance_of_a_dream
1956-01-25_-_The_divine_way_of_life_-_Divine,_Overmind,_Supermind_-_Material_body__for_discovery_of_the_Divine_-_Five_psychological_perfections
1956-04-18_-_Ishwara_and_Shakti,_seeing_both_aspects_-_The_Impersonal_and_the_divine_Person_-_Soul,_the_presence_of_the_divine_Person_-_Going_to_other_worlds,_exteriorisation,_dreams_-_Telling_stories_to_oneself
1956-12-26_-_Defeated_victories_-_Change_of_consciousness_-_Experiences_that_indicate_the_road_to_take_-_Choice_and_preference_-_Diversity_of_the_manifestation
1957-11-12
1961-08-18
1961-10-02
1965-12-25
1965_12_25
1966-11-15
1969_12_11
1969-12-13
1969_12_15
1969-12-17
1972-01-12
1972-01-19
1.anon_-_The_Poem_of_Antar
1.fs_-_Ode_To_Joy_-_With_Translation
1.jr_-_If_I_Weep
1.jr_-_My_Mother_Was_Fortune,_My_Father_Generosity_And_Bounty
1.jr_-_The_Sun_Must_Come
1.jr_-_You_and_I_have_spoken_all_these_words
1.rt_-_The_Homecoming
1.sca_-_When_You_have_loved,_You_shall_be_chaste
1.srmd_-_The_ocean_of_his_generosity_has_no_shore
1.wby_-_A_Dramatic_Poem
1.wby_-_The_Shadowy_Waters_-_The_Shadowy_Waters
1.whitman_-_Brother_Of_All,_With_Generous_Hand
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_VISIT_TO_VIDYASAGAR
2.10_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II)
2.1.1_-_The_Nature_of_the_Vital
2.1.3.1_-_Students
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.3.07_-_The_Vital_Being_and_Vital_Consciousness
2.3.1_-_Ego_and_Its_Forms
30.03_-_Spirituality_in_Art
30.13_-_Rabindranath_the_Artist
3.01_-_The_Principles_of_Ritual
3.06_-_Charity
4.2_-_Karma
5.3.05_-_The_Root_Mal_in_Greek
7.01_-_The_Soul_(the_Psychic)
7.04_-_The_Vital
Aeneid
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attri_buted_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Symposium
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
The_Act_of_Creation_text
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew
The_Logomachy_of_Zos
The_One_Who_Walks_Away

PRIMARY CLASS

element_in_the_yoga
SEE ALSO

SIMILAR TITLES
Generosity

DEFINITIONS

generosity ::: n. --> Noble birth.
The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness.
Liberality in giving; munificence.




QUOTES [11 / 11 - 500 / 1434]


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   3 The Mother
   1 The Mother?
   1 Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
   1 Simone de Beauvoir
   1 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   1 Jalaluddin Rumi
   1 Gautama Buddha
   1 Chamtrul Rinpoche
   1 ?

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   9 Seth Godin
   8 Rumi
   7 Idries Shah
   6 Paulo Coelho
   6 Albert Camus
   5 Pope Francis
   5 Keith Ferrazzi
   5 Francois de La Rochefoucauld
   5 Dalai Lama XIV
   4 Thomas Hardy
   4 Sharon Salzberg
   4 Richard Dawkins
   4 Pema Ch dr n
   4 Patrick Rothfuss
   4 Khang Kijarro Nguyen
   4 Gregory David Roberts
   4 Gautama Buddha
   3 Wayne W Dyer
   3 Timothy Keller
   3 Mother Teresa

1:The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
2:That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
   ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
3:Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth. ~ Gautama Buddha,
4:Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God's generosity to mortals having rational souls in order to lead them to higher things. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
5:The Twelve Powers of the Mother manifested for Her Work: Sincerity, Peace, Equality, Generosity, Goodness, Courage, Progress, Receptivity, Aspiration, Perserverance, Gratitude, Humility
   ~ The Mother?,
6:Just as light destroys darkness,
Generosity destroys miserliness,
Discipline destroys harmfulness.
Patience destroys intolerance,
Perseverance destroys laziness,
Concentration destroys distraction,
Wisdom destroys ignorance. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
7:For example, when practitioners transform into Shenlha Ökar (Shen Deity of White Light), they visualize their bodies as being adorned with the thirteen ornaments of peacefulness that in themselves evoke the enlightened quality of peacefulness.2 Shenlha Ökar himself embodies all six of the antidote qualities of love, generosity, wisdom, openness, peacefulness, and compassion; so as soon as you transform into Shenlha Ökar, you instantly embody these same qualities. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech, and Mind,
8:The centre of the Mother's symbol represent the Divine Consciousness, the Supreme Mother, the Mahashakti.
   The four petals of the Mother's symbol represent the four Aspects or Personalities of the Mother; Maheshwari (Wisdom), Mahalakshmi(Harmony), Mahakali(Strength) and Mahasaraswati (Perfection).
   The twelve petals of the Mother's symbol represent; Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equality, Peace.
   ~ ?, https://www.auroville.com/silver-ring-mother-s-symbol.html, [T5],
9:So the devotion must be accompanied by another movement, that is, gratitude. This feeling of gratitude that the Divine exists, this gratefulness, full of wonder, that truly fills your heart with a sublime delight, because the Divine exists, because there is something in the universe that is the Divine, and there is not merely the monstrosity that we see—because there is the Divine, because the Divine is there.

And each time any least thing puts you in contact with this sublime reality of the Divine existence, your heart is filled with so intense and wonderful a delight, such gratefulness as is of all things the most delectable in taste.

Nothing can give you a delight equal to that of gratitude. You hear a bird singing, you see a flower, you look at a child, you witness an act of generosity, you read a beautiful sentence, you stand before a sunset, it does not matter what the thing is— all on a sudden it comes upon you, a kind of emotion, but so deep, so intense, because the world manifests the Divine, because there is something behind the world which is the Divine. ~ The Mother,
10:In the Indian spiritual tradition, a heart's devotion to God, called Bhakti, is regarded as the easiest path to the Divine. What is Bhakti? Is it some extravagant religious sentimentalism? Is it inferior to the path of Knowledge? What is the nature of pure and complete spiritual devotion to God and how to realise it?

What Is Devotion?

...bhakti in its fullness is nothing but an entire self-giving. But then all meditation, all tapasya, all means of prayer or mantra must have that as its end... [SABCL, 23:799]

Devotion Is a State of the Heart and Soul

Bhakti is not an experience, it is a state of the heart and soul. It is a state which comes when the psychic being is awake and prominent. [SABCL, 23:776]

...Worship is only the first step on the path of devotion. Where external worship changes into the inner adoration, real Bhakti begins; that deepens into the intensity of divine love; that love leads to the joy of closeness in our relations with the Divine; the joy of closeness passes into the bliss of union. [SABCL, 21:525]

Devotion without Gratitude Is Incomplete

...there is another movement which should constantly accompany devotion. ... That kind of sense of gratitude that the Divine exists; that feeling of a marvelling thankfulness which truly fills you with a sublime joy at the fact that the Divine exists, that there is something in the universe which is the Divine, that it is not just the monstrosity we see, that there is the Divine, the Divine exists. And each time that the least thing puts you either directly or indirectly in contactwith this sublime Reality of divine existence, the heart is filled with so intense, so marvellous a joy, such a gratitude as of all things has the most delightful taste.

There is nothing which gives you a joy equal to that of gratitude. One hears a bird sing, sees a lovely flower, looks at a little child, observes an act of generosity, reads a beautiful sentence, looks at the setting sun, no matter what, suddenly this comes upon you, this kind of emotion-indeed so deep, so intense-that the world manifests the Divine, that there is something behind the world which is the Divine.

So I find that devotion without gratitude is quite incomplete, gratitude must come with devotion. ~ The Mother,
11:Mother, how to change one's consciousness?
   Naturally, there are many ways, but each person must do it by the means accessible to him; and the indication of the way usually comes spontaneously, through something like an unexpected experience. And for each one, it appears a little differently.
   For instance, one may have the perception of the ordinary consciousness which is extended on the surface, horizontally, and works on a plane which is simultaneously the surface of things and has a contact with the superficial outer side of things, people, circumstances; and then, suddenly, for some reason or other - as I say for each one it is different - there is a shifting upwards, and instead of seeing things horizontally, of being at the same level as they are, you suddenly dominate them and see them from above, in their totality, instead of seeing a small number of things immediately next to yourself; it is as though something were drawing you above and making you see as from a mountain-top or an aeroplane. And instead of seeing each detail and seeing it on its own level, you see the whole as one unity, and from far above.
   There are many ways of having this experience, but it usually comes to you as if by chance, one fine day.
   Or else, one may have an experience which is almost its very opposite but which comes to the same thing. Suddenly one plunges into a depth, one moves away from the thing one perceived, it seems distant, superficial, unimportant; one enters an inner silence or an inner calm or an inward vision of things, a profound feeling, a more intimate perception of circumstances and things, in which all values change. And one becomes aware of a sort of unity, a deep identity which is one in spite of the diverse appearances.
   Or else, suddenly also, the sense of limitation disappears and one enters the perception of a kind of indefinite duration beginningless and endless, of something which has always been and always will be.
   These experiences come to you suddenly in a flash, for a second, a moment in your life, you don't know why or how.... There are other ways, other experiences - they are innumerable, they vary according to people; but with this, with one minute, one second of such an existence, one catches the tail of the thing. So one must remember that, try to relive it, go to the depths of the experience, recall it, aspire, concentrate. This is the startingpoint, the end of the guiding thread, the clue. For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash - but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must pass through the door, and with perseverance and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total.
   Many ways have always been given, but a way you have been taught, a way you have read about in books or heard from a teacher, does not have the effective value of a spontaneous experience which has come without any apparent reason, and which is simply the blossoming of the soul's awakening, one second of contact with your psychic being which shows you the best way for you, the one most within your reach, which you will then have to follow with perseverance to reach the goal - one second which shows you how to start, the beginning.... Some have this in dreams at night; some have it at any odd time: something one sees which awakens in one this new consciousness, something one hears, a beautiful landscape, beautiful music, or else simply a few words one reads, or else the intensity of concentration in some effort - anything at all, there are a thousand reasons and thousands of ways of having it. But, I repeat, all those who are destined to realise have had this at least once in their life. It may be very fleeting, it may have come when they were very young, but always at least once in one's life one has the experience of what true consciousness is. Well, that is the best indication of the path to be followed.
   One may seek within oneself, one may remember, may observe; one must notice what is going on, one must pay attention, that's all. Sometimes, when one sees a generous act, hears of something exceptional, when one witnesses heroism or generosity or greatness of soul, meets someone who shows a special talent or acts in an exceptional and beautiful way, there is a kind of enthusiasm or admiration or gratitude which suddenly awakens in the being and opens the door to a state, a new state of consciousness, a light, a warmth, a joy one did not know before. That too is a way of catching the guiding thread. There are a thousand ways, one has only to be awake and to watch.
   First of all, you must feel the necessity for this change of consciousness, accept the idea that it is this, the path which must lead to the goal; and once you admit the principle, you must be watchful. And you will find, you do find it. And once you have found it, you must start walking without any hesitation.
   Indeed, the starting-point is to observe oneself, not to live in a perpetual nonchalance, a perpetual apathy; one must be attentive.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956, [T6],

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1:Intimacy and Generosity ~ Todd Henry
2:Generosity always pays. ~ Junaid Jamshed
3:Generosity needs no logrolling. ~ Toba Beta
4:Generosity is an act of bravery. ~ Joshua Becker
5:Generosity is never out of season. ~ Janet Morris
6:Good leaders have a generosity gene. ~ Jack Welch
7:I think generosity makes you horny. ~ Mike Mullin
8:Wealth is the fruit of generosity. ~ Wayne W Dyer
9:Cease consuming, practice generosity. ~ Joan Halifax
10:Generosity is always cheaper than greed. ~ Jon Acuff
11:Forbearance is a form of generosity. ~ Gretchen Rubin
12:She lavishes pain with generosity. ~ Marguerite Duras
13:Every great leader has a generosity gene. ~ Jack Welch
14:THE ESSENCE of generosity is letting go. ~ Pema Ch dr n
15:There is no generosity without sacrifice. ~ Henry James
16:the sweetness to be found in generosity ~ Marcel Proust
17:When in doubt, err on the side of generosity. ~ Ping Fu
18:The hallmark of an artist is generosity. ~ T Bone Burnett
19:Generosity isn't an act. It's a way of life. ~ Chip Ingram
20:Generosity is the best investment. ~ Diane von Furstenberg
21:Generosity is the flower of justice. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
22:True generosity means accepting ingratitude. ~ Coco Chanel
23:Generosity deserves generosity in return ~ Patrick Rothfuss
24:Generosity knows how to count, but refrains. ~ Mason Cooley
25:God will not be outdone in generosity. ~ Ignatius of Loyola
26:I want to model generosity and touch poverty. ~ Johnny Hunt
27:There's no generosity without some sacrifice. ~ Henry James
28:Nothing teaches character better than generosity. ~ Jim Rohn
29:A Single Generosity Enlarges the World. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
30:Generosity is, by definition, disinterested. ~ Piero Ferrucci
31:Generosity makes at least two people feel good. ~ Karan Casey
32:Poverty is a state whose feature is generosity. ~ Albert Camus
33:Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
34:Generosity should never exceed ability. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
35:Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty. ~ Oscar Romero
36:Generosity and gratitude are inseparably linked. ~ Judith Martin
37:Generosity is often the stalking horse of control. ~ Anne Truitt
38:Generosity is the only legitimate selfishness. ~ Mario Benedetti
39:Living BIG (boundaries, integrity, and generosity). ~ Bren Brown
40:God will not be outdone in generosity. ~ Saint Ignatius of Loyola
41:...writing is not a performance but a generosity. ~ Brenda Ueland
42:extravagant generosity with other people’s money. ~ Niall Ferguson
43:Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice. ~ Luc de Clapiers
44:Generosity is the vanity of giving. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
45:Generosity is a function of the heart, not the wallet. ~ Wayne Dyer
46:We can hardly call a beggar an obstacle to generosity. ~ Dalai Lama
47:We must train ourselves in courage and generosity. ~ Roger Caillois
48:Ask for help. Receiving is an act of generosity. ~ Cheryl Richardson
49:Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. ~ Simone Weil
50:Your generosity is more important than your perfection. ~ Seth Godin
51:A good relationship is a competition of generosity. ~ Madonna Ciccone
52:Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us ~ Pablo Neruda
53:Generosity is the rarest of qualities in American writers. ~ Pat Conroy
54:Generosity with strings is not generosity: it is a deal. ~ Marya Mannes
55:God demonstrates generosity, then asks it from His people. ~ Max Anders
56:Don’t move, a sublime generosity is coming toward you. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi
57:I’ll sum up the key to success in one word: generosity. ~ Keith Ferrazzi
58:I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity. ~ Elia Kazan
59:From a gesture of generosity, true letting go will evolve. ~ Pema Ch dr n
60:Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man. ~ Adam Smith
61:Our generosity never should exceed our abilities. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
62:There is generosity in giving, but gentleness in receiving. ~ Freya Stark
63:unqualified generosity. ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
64:Generosity is also marked by doing what one says one will do. ~ Idries Shah
65:Lavish spending cloaks the dark side of generosity ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
66:Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink. ~ W H Davies
67:The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity. ~ Keith Ferrazzi
68:Generosity is the value we practice. Nonattachment is a gift. ~ Melody Beattie
69:This is the dana paramita, the paramita of generosity. ~ Shambhala Publications
70:Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
71:suspend your ego and seek an attitude of gratitude and generosity ~ Wayne W Dyer
72:Control your generosity when dealing with a chronic borrower. ~ George R R Martin
73:Fools do not praise generosity, the wise rejoice in generosity. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
74:Some would say you’re abusing my generosity.” “Impertinent bastards. ~ David Liss
75:There was a kind of generosity to her, of heat and sweat and life. ~ Markus Zusak
76:Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin. ~ Tacitus
77:Love and nonattachment are the basis of true generosity. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
78:"True generosity happens without any awareness of being generous." ~ Byron Katie
79:When we face death with hope, we can live life with generosity. ~ Henri J M Nouwen
80:Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. ~ Albert Camus
81:If truth doesn't set you free, generosity of spirit will. ~ Katerina Stoykova Klemer
82:Meanness is more in half-doing than in omitting acts of generosity. ~ Elbert Hubbard
83:Our generosity is measured not by what we give but by what we keep. ~ Fulton J Sheen
84:Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. ~ Albert Camus
85:Suffering can become a means to greater love and greater generosity. ~ Mother Teresa
86:Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. ~ Albert Camus
87:Generosity in Buddhism is to be relieved of the “stain of stinginess. ~ Gregory Boyle
88:Among the wealthy, generosity is often merely a kind of shyness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
89:being satisfied with less rather than more results in great generosity. ~ Wayne W Dyer
90:Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits. ~ Pope Francis
91:Generosity is something we learn, from our parents, schools and community. ~ Ross Perot
92:Guilt has no right to profit by the generosity of the guiltless. ~ Anna Katharine Green
93:He had the gifts I would have wanted most for you: humor and generosity. ~ Sarah Smarsh
94:The measure of your success will be the measure of your generosity. ~ Pope John Paul II
95:Generosity, love, compassion, or devotion do not depend on a high IQ. ~ Joseph Goldstein
96:Practicing an attitude of gratitude spills over to acts of generosity. ~ Debbie Macomber
97:Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present. ~ Anonymous
98:Generosity is doing something for someone else expecting nothing in return. ~ Simon Sinek
99:He loved to shock, even with generosity. It was like punching someone. ~ Jennifer Clement
100:Love is defined by difficult acts of human compassion & generosity. ~ Sharon Salzberg
101:Once you have known the generosity of existence you will never feel miserable. ~ Rajneesh
102:Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. ~ Frank Clark
103:God doesn't want your careful virtue, He wants your reckless generosity. ~ Francis Spufford
104:Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. ~ Richard Dawkins
105:Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment. ~ Jean de la Bruyere
106:The poor never estimate as a virtue the generosity of the rich. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
107:A poor person feeding another poor! And this is the ultimate generosity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
108:Avarice is more directly opposed to thrift than generosity is. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
109:Cold, truthful common sense was harder to like than warm, hopeful generosity. ~ Trudi Canavan
110:I want to be able to fight for what I'm worth, not someone else's generosity. ~ Carlos Newton
111:Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
112:Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present. ~ Robin S Sharma
113:We simply cannot delegate the exercise of mercy and generosity to others. ~ Margaret Thatcher
114:Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed ~ Mahatma Gandhi
115:I admire the ambition of the project, and the generosity of many of the lines. ~ Robert Fagles
116:It was through your own generosity of imagination that you made yourself good. ~ Rakesh Satyal
117:That seemed to be the theme in the Deep South: kindness, generosity, a welcome. ~ Paul Theroux
118:True generosity toward the future consists in giving everything to the present. ~ Albert Camus
119:We can all be stimulated to greater generosity by the known generosity of others. ~ John Stott
120:Who hath not courage to revenge will never find generosity to forgive. ~ Henry Home Lord Kames
121:Wondrous strength and generosity of a woman's heart! She will not speak! ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
122:Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. ~ Kahlil Gibran
123:Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. ~ Khalil Gibran
124:God’s call to radical generosity begins with the good news that he doesn’t need us ~ J D Greear
125:I always thought of my work as being animated by a spirit of unhinged generosity. ~ Mark Leyner
126:If I could change one thing about myself... I would try to control my generosity. ~ Jimmy Cliff
127:Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are all born selfish. ~ Richard Dawkins
128:We can give away all that He entrusts to us in the same spirit of generosity. ~ Craig Groeschel
129:Becoming a linchpin is not an act of selfishness. I see it as an act of generosity, ~ Seth Godin
130:God’s call to radical generosity begins with the good news that he doesn’t need us! ~ J D Greear
131:If you want to conquer anger, develop meekness and generosity. ~ Vladimir Aleksandrovich Antonov
132:The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity. ~ Jean Paul Sartre
133:We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap. ~ Mignon McLaughlin
134:Lord, with so much violence in Iraq, may we persevere in our prayer and generosity. ~ Pope Francis
135:Money is but one venue for generosity.
Kindness is an even more valuable currency. ~ Alan Cohen
136:Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left. ~ Fulton J Sheen
137:pride is a strange thing, and because generosity deserves generosity in return. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
138:Work as hard as you can, whatever you do, and try to spread generosity of spirit. ~ Audrey Hepburn
139:generosity as a means of controlling someone is no gift at all. It’s a curse. ~ Susan Wittig Albert
140:The real generosity is when a man does something generous when nobody knows about it. ~ Idries Shah
141:but where does this nobility come from? Generosity or fear? Wisdom or ignorance? ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
142:Nonprofits are the intermediaries between generosity and social change. ~ Laura Arrillaga Andreessen
143:There is no act of faith more beautiful than the generosity of the very poor ~ Gregory David Roberts
144:Where envy reigns virtue can't exist, and generosity doesn't go with meanness. ~ Miguel de Cervantes
145:Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness. ~ Ted Allen
146:In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite ~ John F Kennedy
147:It is easy to be lenient at other people's expense, and call it generosity of mind. ~ Anthony Daniels
148:Letter-writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity. ~ Agnes Repplier
149:The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. ~ Rumi
150:There is no act of faith more beautiful than the generosity of the very poor, ~ Gregory David Roberts
151:There is no act of faith more beautiful than the generosity of the very poor. ~ Gregory David Roberts
152:To build authentic relationships you need to lead with generosity & serve them first ~ Keith Ferrazzi
153:When grace happens, generosity happens. Unsquashable, eyepopping bigheartedness happens. ~ Max Lucado
154:In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In ALL things, generosity. ~ George H W Bush
155:Make your default mode one of generosity. It’s a nice way to live, and it’s contagious. ~ Frank Lipman
156:One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors. ~ Cyril Cusack
157:The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. ~ John F Kennedy
158:True generosity is a duty as indispensably necessary as those imposed on us by law. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
159:Pure generosity is when you help the ingrate. Every other form is self-serving. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
160:But to take delight in our generosity helps us immeasurably in our spiritual practice. ~ Sharon Salzberg
161:Generosity is the accompaniment of high birth; pity and gratitude are its attendants. ~ Pierre Corneille
162:Generosity, to be perfect, should always be accompanied by a dash of humor. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
163:We trust to novels to train us in the practice of great indignations and great generosity. ~ Henry James
164:The Don always taught that when a man was generous, he must show the generosity as personal. ~ Mario Puzo
165:We can protect life, practice generosity, behave responsibly, and consume mindfully. ~ Barbara Ann Kipfer
166:It takes generosity to be the one teaching, and humility to be the one being taught. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
167:This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural. ~ Jessica Lange
168:If there's time for an emergency, why isn't there time for brilliance, generosity or learning? ~ Seth Godin
169:I’m a plain man, I am; no nonsense about me.’ And no manners, grace, or generosity, either. ~ Josephine Tey
170:...I marveled at the generosity of those humans who performed intimate services for others. ~ Gail Honeyman
171:The rarest offerings of the purest loves are but a self-indulgence, and no generosity at all. ~ Thomas Hardy
172:Every time I take a step in the direction of generosity, I know I am moving from fear to love. ~ Henri Nouwen
173:Generosity is the key to all relationships. To friendships and bands. That's the golden rule. ~ Tina Weymouth
174:I am infinitely more touched by your extreme generosity than with the inhumanity of that gentleman ~ Voltaire
175:My personal prayer is simply my joy to be alive, and to live in gratitude and generosity. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
176:No one ever sowed the grain of generosity who gathered not up the harvest of the desire of his heart. ~ Saadi
177:We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression. ~ Eric Hoffer
178:A lack of generosity refuses to acknowledge that your assets are not really yours, but God's. ~ Timothy Keller
179:Generosity wins favour for everyone, especially when it is accompanied by modesty. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
180:The kingdom that Jesus preached and lived was all about a glorious, uproarious, absurd generosity. ~ N T Wright
181:We're all basically made of the same stuff: generosity and selfishness, goodness and greed. ~ Madeleine M Kunin
182:With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit. ~ Gautama Buddha
183:A lack of generosity refuses to acknowledge that your assets are not really yours, but God's. ~ Timothy J Keller
184:Goodness, generosity, or love does not come into being save through the search for reality. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
185:True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. ~ Paulo Freire
186:Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure. ~ Fanny Burney
187:Real generosity toward the future,” as Camus famously put it, “lies in giving all to the present. ~ James Carroll
188:Saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue ~ Paulo Coelho
189:The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
190:With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit. ~ Buddhist proverb
191:America will be a country of generosity and warmth, but we will also be a country of law and order. ~ Donald Trump
192:Emancipated' women found out that the honesty, generosity, and camaraderie of men was a lie. ~ Shulamith Firestone
193:Generosity, citrine said. Prosperity. Those were its ancient properties, its traditional symbolism. ~ Mindy Klasky
194:Mindful time spent with the person we love is the fullest expression of true love and real generosity. ~ Nhat Hanh
195:"The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground." ~ Jalaluddin Rumi
196:You're here, you're breathing, you are the recipient of an extraordinary act of generosity called life. ~ Rob Bell
197:All things merge in one another - good into evil, generosity into justice, religion into politics... ~ Thomas Hardy
198:A lot of guys don't want to admit that they have a propensity for generosity and for violence. ~ Sylvester Stallone
199:Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
200:Here's where the real power of generosity comes in. Often, the more we give, the more we receive. ~ Debbie Macomber
201:In generosity we are equally singular, acquiring our friends by conferring, not by receiving, favours. ~ Thucydides
202:"With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit." ~ Buddhist proverb
203:Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgment, generally gives as much pain as pleasure. The ~ Fanny Burney
204:It's as if your money, by conceit inexhaustible, isn't real, so your generosity isn't real, either. ~ Lionel Shriver
205:Maybe we try to find them in other people. In kindness and generosity; those things don't disappear. ~ Anthony Marra
206:There is no act of faith more beautiful than the generosity of the very poor.
-- Abdullah ~ Gregory David Roberts
207:Generosity is nothing more seen than in a candid estimation of other men's virtues and good qualities. ~ Isaac Barrow
208:Generosity, pleasing address, courage and propriety of conduct are not acquired, but are inbred qualities. ~ Chanakya
209:Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is. ~ Kim Campbell
210:When we don't ask, we don't let others give. When we fear rejection, we don't let generosity arise. ~ Bernie Glassman
211:Every time I take a step in the direction of generosity, I know that I am moving from fear to love. ~ Henri J M Nouwen
212:God inclines to shower His graces upon us, but our perverted will is a barrier to His generosity. ~ Ignatius of Loyola
213:Morocco: to its warmth and generosity, its exoticism, and its crumbling, pungent, ever-present history. ~ Jane Johnson
214:An act of generosity rarely ends a man's responsibilities toward another; it tends instead to begin them. ~ Amor Towles
215:An act of generosity rarely ends a man's responsibilities twoard another; it tends instead to begin them. ~ Amor Towles
216:Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness . ~ Dalai Lama
217:Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why is has been said: 'Greed is the mother of incapacity'. ~ Idries Shah
218:Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why it has been said: 'Greed is the mother of incapacity'. ~ Idries Shah
219:If one is experiencing poverty, practice ordinary and extreme generosity - this is the antidote. ~ Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
220:I wonder at the goodness of God, the generosity of my friends, the bounty of my lot. I do not repine. ~ Charlotte Bront
221:"The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment." ~ Atiśa Dīpa kara Śrījñāna
222:The rarest offerings of the purest loves are but a self-indulgence, and no generosity at all. Bathsheba, ~ Thomas Hardy
223:An Islamic ethic for the wealthy is that they exude magnanimity, generosity, and the demeanor of lenience. ~ Hamza Yusuf
224:Generosity generates income. This works whether you are selling paintings or innovation or a service. Linus ~ Seth Godin
225:Patience. Kindness. Generosity. Humility. Courtesy. Unselfishness. Good temper. Guilelessness. Sincerity. ~ Paulo Coelho
226:This generosity that has been offered to the United States says very much about the Venezuelan spirit. ~ Harry Belafonte
227:(I)f we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution. ~ J M Coetzee
228:It is difficult to imagine love without generosity, without a desire to make some sacrifices. To-day ~ Henryk Sienkiewicz
229:The more you love, the more loving you become. That's just the way it works. It is a generosity of spirit. ~ Jean Houston
230:Albert Camus once said that ‘Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present. ~ Robin S Sharma
231:Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity. ~ Abdus Salam
232:Dear young people, the Church expects great things of you and your generosity. Don’t be afraid to aim high. ~ Pope Francis
233:Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
234:I think I am incredibly generous with how much I give to my projects, but that's my generosity with the job. ~ Elena Anaya
235:The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity. ~ Abraham Lincoln
236:Ryan Murphy just gives new people a shot, and it takes a lot of confidence and generosity to do that. ~ Alfonso Gomez Rejon
237:Since Love has made ruins of my heart The sun must come and illumine them. Such generosity has broken me with shame. ~ Rumi
238:We really want to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity, even those who aren't helping us directly. ~ Mark Steel
239:After decades away from the Midwest, she’d forgotten that bewildering generosity was a common regional tic. ~ J Ryan Stradal
240:As desire abates, generosity is born. When we are connected and present, what else is there to do but give? ~ Jack Kornfield
241:But maybe the greatest benefit of generosity is this: generous people realize that they already have enough. ~ Joshua Becker
242:Generosity has such power because it is characterized by the inner quality of letting go or relinquishing. ~ Sharon Salzberg
243:"Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness." ~ Dalai Lama XIV
244:God inclines to shower His graces upon us, but our perverted will is a barrier to His generosity. ~ Saint Ignatius of Loyola
245:I had nothing but generosity to report. The world and its people had opened their arms to me at every turn. ~ Cheryl Strayed
246:People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity. ~ Oscar Wilde
247:Change..1.Hatred into harmony 2.Jealousy into generosity 3.Ignorance into knowledge. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother Vol XV)
248:Generosity toward the lower classes historically has never been an important part of upper-class awareness. ~ Michael Parenti
249:Truthfully, my films don't get funded, they get adopted - and are made thanks to the generosity of others. ~ Josephine Decker
250:Vanity is found in the most unlikely places: in combination with kindness, and selflessness, and generosity. ~ Ernesto Sabato
251:God is love, generosity and forgiveness, if we believe in this we will never allow our weakness to paralyze us. ~ Paulo Coelho
252:Nobleness and generosity are the soul's ethereal firmament; without them, one looks at an insect in a dungeon. ~ Sri Aurobindo
253:The government is far more interested in taking, in regulated taking, than in promoting spontaneous generosity. ~ Edward Albee
254:The greatest source of America's generosity is not our government; it's the good heart of the American people. ~ George W Bush
255:Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers. ~ Jonathan Maberry
256:Generosity is not only about money. There is more than one currency. Let your generosity be pervasive in life. ~ Timothy Keller
257:If practiced correctly, generosity can induce feelings of shame, inadequacy, and even envy, to name just a few. ~ David Sedaris
258:Generosity has little to do with giving gifts, and everything to do with giving space to others to be who they are. ~ Patti Digh
259:Generosity is the willingness to share your life with others. It’s a gift to people to allow them to love you. ~ David R Hawkins
260:I LOVE my job. Having a front row seat to watch lives change because of others generosity is amazing! So thankful. ~ Pete Wilson
261:there can be no dharma without the spirit of generosity. Without genuine love, laws and rules are worthless. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
262:As the social philosopher and mystic Simone Weil said, “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. ~ Nadia Bolz Weber
263:God is love, generosity and forgiveness; if we believe in this, we will never allow our weaknesses to paralyse us. ~ Paulo Coelho
264:Since Love has made ruins of my heart
The sun must come and illumine them.
Such generosity has broken me with shame. ~ Rumi
265:Tim Kaine has a message of fiscal responsibility and generosity of spirit. That kind of message can sell anywhere. ~ Barack Obama
266:Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
267:Oxytocin is lauded for how it promotes warmth, generosity, social bonding, cooperation, trust, and compassion. ~ Robert M Sapolsky
268:So I already knew, given her history with men, that his generosity and caretaking both sustained and confused her. ~ Gail Caldwell
269:The Church needs your faith, your idealism and your generosity, so that she can always be young in the Spirit. ~ Pope Benedict XVI
270:There is incredible generosity in the potentialities of Nature. We only have to discover how to utilize them. ~ Ernst F Schumacher
271:Generosity is also marked by doing what one says one will do. Saadi teaches: ‘when the generous promise, they perform ~ Idries Shah
272:That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
273:That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
274:When we do for others, we can't help but be touched by the love and generosity we thought we were giving away. ~ Kimberly Kirberger
275:Forbidden Generosity.—There is not enough of love and goodness in the world to throw any of it away on conceited people. ~ Anonymous
276:If Célian met chivalry in a dark alley, he would beat it to death, then find its sister, generosity, and kill her too. “I ~ L J Shen
277:Generosity does give birth to intimacy—but there’s a far deeper intimacy when we’re generous in sharing our brokenness. ~ Ann Voskamp
278:In art there is compassion, in compassion there is humanity, with humanity there is generosity and love,' Peters said. ~ Gregory Peck
279:When you speak about generosity, about something good we have inside ourselves, you're speaking to the majority. ~ Jean Pierre Jeunet
280:In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics. ~ John F Kennedy
281:in-laws for their generosity and many kindnesses. To the rest of my wonderful family, I remain indebted and grateful ~ Khaled Hosseini
282:It encourages you to focus on your work and the generosity that comes from interacting with (and helping) your community. ~ Seth Godin
283:Out of the freedom from worry that God's generosity provides comes an impulse toward simplicity rather than accumulation. ~ John Piper
284:That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
   ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
285:The essence of generosity is letting go. Pain is always a sign that we are holding on to something - usually ourselves. ~ Pema Chodron
286:The four pillars of Sioux leadership—acknowledged by the tribe to this day—are bravery, fortitude, generosity, and wisdom. ~ Bob Drury
287:Viewing the web as a platform for generosity is very different than seeing an opportunity to turn it into an ATM machine. ~ Seth Godin
288:Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. ~ Khalil Gibran
289:Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone. ~ Mother Teresa
290:the point is to exalt the glory of Christ as we express the gospel of Christ through the radical generosity of our lives. ~ David Platt
291:Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady. ~ Thomas Huxley
292:[T]hrough bitter experience I have learned that it is best to promise little and then to reward hard work with generosity. ~ Tahir Shah
293:To me India is a land of beauty and generosity, of traditional hospitality and the acceptance of many cultures. ~ Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
294:Who gives an island as a gift? I frowned. I hadn’t realized Edward’s extreme generosity was a learned behavior. Bella ~ Stephenie Meyer
295:I couldn't be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness. ~ Jennifer Aniston
296:If with kindly generosity One merely has the wish to soothe The aching heads of other beings, Such merit knows no bounds. ~ Pema Ch dr n
297:They steal your bread, then give you a crumb of it…
Then they demand you to thank them for their generosity…
O their audacity! ~
298:In order to have the continued opportunity to express their "generosity" the oppressors must perpetuate injustice as well. ~ Paulo Freire
299:Living with generosity creates a swelling tide that raises all ships. Not just yours; not just the other person's; everyone's. ~ Bob Burg
300:Real love doesn't seek to acquire. It gives itself away. Its very nature is that of surrender, service, and generosity. ~ Catherine Ingram
301:The act of love . . . is a confession. Selfishness screams aloud, vanity shows off, or else true generosity reveals itself. ~ Albert Camus
302:was a man who wrote his own press kit, and his generosity was a calculated piece of an intracately constructed character ~ Khaled Hosseini
303:A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. ~ Otto von Bismarck
304:DEPENDENT, adj. Reliant upon another's generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears. ~ Ambrose Bierce
305:India is desperately romantic, utterly unashamed of its sentimentality, its generosity, its fierce pride and massive heart. ~ Simon Beaufoy
306:There is the particular additional benefit of conspicuous generosity as a way of buying unfakeably authentic advertising. ~ Richard Dawkins
307:Generosity is a lovely attribute, and we only practice it when relationships are more important to us than our possessions. ~ Michael Wright
308:Generosity is not a free pass for people to take advantage of us, treat us unfairly, or be purposefully disrespectful and mean. ~ Bren Brown
309:Let us pray for all good and faithful priests who dedicate themselves to their people with generosity and unknown sacrifices. ~ Pope Francis
310:For Krishna, there can be no dharma without the spirit of generosity. Without genuine love, laws and rules are worthless. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik
311:Maybe we don’t recognize satisfaction because it is disguised as radical generosity, a strange misnomer in a consumer culture. ~ Jen Hatmaker
312:We need to help younger people recognize their own capacity to do good, and help them discover the rewards of generosity. ~ William J Clinton
313:What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
314:Art is the work of a human being – something a person does with generosity to touch someone else to make a change for the better. ~ Seth Godin
315:Who gives an island as a gift? I frowned. I hadn’t realized Edward’s extreme generosity was a learned behavior.

Bella ~ Stephenie Meyer
316:It wasn't that he was specially ungenerous but that he put things off to give his generosity a longer and more significant route. ~ Saul Bellow
317:When our indignation is borne in submissive silence, we are apt to feel twinges of doubt afterwards as to our own generosity, if ~ George Eliot
318:Mark what a generosity and courage (a dog) will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God ~ Francis Bacon
319:Overcome the angry by non-anger; overcome the wicked by goodness; overcome the miser by generosity; overcome the liar by truth. ~ Gautama Buddha
320:Take the long way. Do the hard work, consistently and with generosity and transparency. And then you won't waste time doing it over. ~ Seth Godin
321:There is nothing more critical than to exercise the generosity to let something end with the grace it started with. ~ Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
322:Nature, even when she is scant and thin outwardly, satisfies us still by the assurance of a certain generosity at the roots. ~ Henry David Thoreau
323:Fans, true fans, are hard to find and precious. Just a few can change everything. What they demand, though, is generosity and bravery. ~ Seth Godin
324:Men are always murderers, and their calmness and generosity is the calmness of a well-fed animal, that knows itself out of danger. ~ Leonid Andreyev
325:soften, to connect with your heart and engender a basic attitude of generosity and compassion toward yourself, the archetypal coward. ~ Pema Ch dr n
326:Beneath our questions about God’s generosity and his care for our needs is something darker. What we really care about is our wants. ~ Edward T Welch
327:Doing justice includes not only the righting of wrongs but generosity and social concern, especially toward the poor and vulnerable. ~ Timothy Keller
328:Five styles of wrong livelihood 
1. hypocrisy
2. flattery
3. soliciting
4. expropriating
5. calculated generosity ~ Dalai Lama XIV
329:The company of certain people may excite our generosity and sensitivity, while that of others awakens our competitiveness and envy. ~ Alain de Botton
330:An artist gives. Gives visually, gives through courses, or with free advice, through generosity of spirit and through a need to share. ~ Veronica Roth
331:Capitalists have done more good for society through their charitable giving, philanthropy and generosity than all their critics combined. ~ James Cook
332:Oxytocin infusion increases generosity in unilateral monetary transfers by 80 percent [and] increases donations to charity by 50 percent. ~ Paul J Zak
333:Nothing consumes itself so much as generosity, because while you practise it you’re losing the wherewithal to go on practising it. ~ Niccol Machiavelli
334:Does what happened keep you from acting with justice, generosity, self-control, sanity, prudence, honesty, humility, straightforwardness? ~ Ryan Holiday
335:Donald Trump's life has born fruit in jobs and generosity. He cannot be bought. He is not a puppet on a string like other candidates. ~ Jerry Falwell Jr
336:Every trait of beauty may be traced to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, and heroism. ~ Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint Pierre
337:if... says: 'Do not be greedy, be generous', you may inwardly interpret this in such a manner that you will develop a greed for generosity ~ Idries Shah
338:Sometimes, ridiculously, the more perfect he was the angrier she got, as if his generosity existed only to highlight her own selfishness. ~ Jodi Picoult
339:The generosity and compassion of Christians changed the world once. What would happen if the church became known for such behavior again? ~ Andy Stanley
340:Whenever I find a great deal of gratitude in a poor man, I take it for granted there would be as much generosity if he were a rich man. ~ Alexander Pope
341:...good counsel: generosity, longevity, acceptance, relinquishment, letting the world come to me -- and, with these things to make a life. ~ Richard Ford
342:good works gathered in a thousand ages, such as deeds of generosity, or offerings to the blissful ones, a single flash of anger shatters them. ~ ntideva
343:If you are not generous when it's difficult, you will not be generous when it's easy. Generosity is a function of the heart, not the wallet. ~ Wayne Dyer
344:It must be recognized that staying alive though suicidal is an act of radiant generosity, a way in which we can save each other. ~ Jennifer Michael Hecht
345:Love, compassion, kindness, and generosity change their function from being motivations for practice to becoming expressions of realization. ~ A H Almaas
346:Real generosity is anonymous to the extent that a man should be prepared even to be considered ungenerous rather than explain it to others. ~ Idries Shah
347:We have had the morality of submission, and the morality of chivalry and generosity; the time is now come for the morality of justice. ~ John Stuart Mill
348:The key word of the dedicated Christian should be 'give.' Charitable contributions speak eloquently of your unselfish Christian generosity. ~ Billy Graham
349:The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961 ~ Jonathan Sacks
350:A female in a high-MPI species may seek signs of generosity, trustworthiness, and, especially, an enduring commitment to her in particular. ~ Robert Wright
351:Compassion and generosity are not just lofty virtues - they are at the center of our humanity, what makes our lives joyful and meaningful. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
352:Go on,” he offered magnanimously. “Feel free to piss on yourselves and
cower helplessly.”
Gods, sometimes his generosity overwhelmed him. ~ G A Aiken
353:I don't believe we're only motivated by our own self-interests. Often out of crisis comes this enormous wellspring of generosity and motivation. ~ Josh Fox
354:It’s better to give before you receive. And never keep score. If your interactions are ruled by generosity, your rewards will follow suit. ~ Keith Ferrazzi
355:Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is a genuine project and a living proof of generosity of the people of Pakistan. ~ Hadiqa Kiani
356:Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth. ~ Gautama Buddha
357:The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage. ~ Tullian Tchividjian
358:The Land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India. ~ Swami Vivekananda
359:I’d give him a cup of coffee and a big helping of a knuckle sandwich. Generosity was a virtue and I was in the mood to be extremely virtuous. ~ Ilona Andrews
360:Success always calls for greater generosity—though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. ~ Xenophon
361:What is the hypothesis of generosity? What is the most generous assumption you can make about this person’s intentions or what this person said? ~ Bren Brown
362:"When you are practicing generosity, you should feel a little pinch when you give something away. That pinch is your stinginess protesting." ~ Gelek Rinpoche
363:Allah is al-Kareem, so if He withholds from you it is not on account of stinginess. It is on account of His generosity. He withholds to give. ~ Yasmin Mogahed
364:Does what happened keep you from acting with justice, generosity, self-control, sanity, prudence, honesty, humility, straightforwardness? Nope. ~ Ryan Holiday
365:Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn
366:Lord, help me be grateful for what I have, remember that I don't need most of what I want, and that joy is found in simplicity and generosity. ~ Adam Hamilton
367:a living symbol that can call into my moment of sadness a deeper sense of plenitude and generosity that is always there, but not always accessible. ~ Mark Nepo
368:Commitment becomes hysterical when those who have nothing to give advocate generosity, and those who have nothing to give up preach renunciation. ~ Eric Hoffer
369:Decide the friends, mentors & leaders you want in your life, in your inner circle, and court them with emotional generosity. Make it matter. ~ Gary W Goldstein
370:I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too, I don't look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community. ~ Paul Newman
371:Oh, there are unrepeated words,
Who ever said wasted more than he should.
Inexhaustible only is the blue
Of sky and generosity of God. ~ Anna Akhmatova
372:What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more. If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one. ~ Mother Teresa
373:20:13–15). Envy makes generosity sound unfair. It is the opposite of love, which “does not envy . . . but rejoices with the truth” (1 Cor. 13:4, 6). ~ Henry Cloud
374:All the good works gathered in a thousand ages, Such as deeds of generosity, And offerings to the Blissful Ones— A single flash of anger shatters them. ~ ntideva
375:I think we need to recover the depth, the subtlety, the generosity of imagination, the respect for wisdom that so marked Islam in its great ages. ~ Prince Charles
376:It touches every aspect of our social lives, our loving and hating, fighting and cooperating, giving and stealing, our greed and our generosity. ~ Richard Dawkins
377:Our only hope lies in the power of our love, generosity, tolerance and understanding and our commitment to making the world a better place for all. ~ Muhammad Ali
378:You have the power to bestow upon each one of us a life of beauty and abundance, and I truly thank you for your boundless generosity and kindness. ~ Richard Adams
379:Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth. ~ Gautama Buddha,
380:My hope is that we develop enough courage to develop courage. To try to have, try to learn to treat each other fairly, with generosity and kindness. ~ Maya Angelou
381:Blue is the colour of strong passion and creativity, while green associated with the heart is seen as representative of generosity and kindness. ~ Storm Constantine
382:One truth is that suffering raises profound questions with the universe. The other truth is that grace, gift and generosity also raise profound questions. ~ Rob Bell
383:What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
384:Who approaches collaboration with agenda in terms of content? The agenda is only in terms of process, which is generosity, listening, careful thinking. ~ Eyvind Kang
385:Even those who are materially poor have something to offer, and in doing so, open themselves up to the circular energy of generosity and abundance. ~ Stephen Richards
386:Secure-attachment 7Rs show more generosity than average. Thus 7R has something to do with generosity—but its effect is entirely context dependent. ~ Robert M Sapolsky
387:The generosity, to me it’s less about the money and more about the support and the idea that people still care and love what Chris stood for and love him. ~ Taya Kyle
388:Generosity is an activity that loosens us up. By offering whatever we can - a dollar, a flower, a word of encouragement - we are training in letting go. ~ Pema Chodron
389:Under all that sunny generosity of Wilder’s, who’s really there? What’s under that mask? Is there a mask? Theater is the place of masks. Do the three ~ Thornton Wilder
390:Bottom Line: It's better to give before you receive. And never keep score. If your interactions are ruled by generosity, your rewards will follow suit. ~ Keith Ferrazzi
391:Generosity, when once set going, knows not how to stop; as the more familiar we are with the lovely form, the more enamored we become of her charms. ~ Pliny the Younger
392:Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. ~ Jose Marti
393:I do not want his generosity, or his kindness, or any other favors!” Her mother sneered. “Then you are a fool.” “Good. I’ve become rather fond of fools. ~ Marissa Meyer
394:I think the generosity of President Trump's spirit, recognizing that in the patriot's heart, there's no room for prejudice is part of who this president is. ~ Mike Pence
395:The sweetness and generosity and politeness and gentleness and humanity of the French had shown me how lovely life can be if one takes time to be friendly. ~ Julia Child
396:To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. ~ Confucius
397:We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy. ~ Dean Koontz
398:For most people generosity consists only in giving and yet receiving is also an act of love.allowing someone else to make us happy will make them happy too ~ Paulo Coelho
399:I would look back on my parents’ generosity and understand it one day. There isn’t anything a parent won’t do for her child. There is no limit on love. ~ Adriana Trigiani
400:Self-preservation is as important as generosity. Because if you don't preserve yourself, keep enough for yourself, then of course you have nothing to give. ~ Meg Wolitzer
401:Deep human connection is ... the purpose and the result of a meaningful life - and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity. ~ Melinda Gates
402:God never closes off horizons; He is never unconcerned about the lives and sufferings of His children. God never allows Himself to be outdone in generosity. ~ Pope Francis
403:But this payment goes well beyond my generosity," the monk responded.

"Don’t say that again. Life might be listening, and give you less the next time. ~ Paulo Coelho
404:It is only from the selfishness and confined generosity of men, along with the scanty provision nature has made for his wants, that justice derives its origin. ~ David Hume
405:OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn't be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness. ~ Jennifer Aniston
406:Such is the power of mindful, selfless generosity. At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient…only the universe rearranging itself. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn
407:There's always another level up. There's always another ascension. More grace, more light, more generosity, more compassion, more to shed, more to grow. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
408:Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash. ~ P G Wodehouse
409:Nothing I could say could repel or shock her; there seemed no limit to her powers of sympathy and understanding, the generosity and spaciousness of her heart. ~ Oliver Sacks
410:Yet evolutionary science has come to see cooperation, and its core emotions of empathy, compassion, and generosity, as fundamental to our species’ survival. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
411:Children must early learn the the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving. ~ Charles Alexander Eastman
412:The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity, to put it simply. ~ Christopher Hitchens
413:Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity? Why would you refuse to give this joy to anyone? Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups! They swim the huge fluid freedom. ~ Rumi
414:It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention. ~ Pope John XXIII
415:Selfishness, control, and fear will break almost any relationship. Generosity, freedom, and love will create the most beautiful relationship: an ongoing romance. ~ Miguel Ruiz
416:Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity? Why would you refuse to give this love to anyone? Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups! They swim the huge fluid freedom. ~ Rumi
417:If you strive to become a good human being with the qualities of generosity, humility and having reverence for life...just maybe you'll become a great musician. ~ Charlie Haden
418:I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I'll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else. ~ Roald Dahl
419:It's not the depth of your intellect that will comfort you or transform your world. Only the richness of your heart and your generosity of spirit can do that ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru
420:There is a greatness in being generous, and there is only simple justice in satisfying creditors. Generosity is the part of the soul raised above the vulgar. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
421:There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. ~ Nathaniel Branden
422: Carley saw two forces in life--the destructive and constructive. On the one side greed, selfishness, materialism: on the other generosity, sacrifice, and idealism. ~ Zane Grey
423:By demonstrating generosity and trust, you drastically increase the likelihood of making them a client, not to mention proving to them that you can help them. ~ Patrick Lencioni
424:Generosity is a virtue for individuals, not governments. When governments are generous it is with other people’s money, other people’s safety, other people’s future. ~ P D James
425:Occasionally problems will occur. When it happens to your customers, fix the problem fast. Make it your speed and generosity that gets remembered, not the problem. ~ Ron Kaufman
426:Refraining from stealing: care with material goods. Undertake for one week to act on every single thought of generosity that arises spontaneously in your heart. ~ Jack Kornfield
427:Students of cunning have consumed their hearts and learned only tricks; they've thrown away real riches: patience, self-sacrifice, generosity. Rich thought opens the way. ~ Rumi
428:Where position is felt to be a birthright, generosity is possible (though not guaranteed); flexibility is not inhibited by a commitment to perpetual success. ~ Henry A Kissinger
429:On some deep cosmic level, we are all one, and within us we each contain the potential for good and for destruction, for compassion and hate, for generosity and greed. ~ Starhawk
430:The outpouring of generosity is overwhelming. People across the Lehigh Valley are moved by the images they are seeing on TV and they want to know how they can help. ~ John Hughes
431:There needs to be a similar degree of flexibility and generosity in the recognition of the humaneness and worth of people who we generally consider as adversaries. ~ Jimmy Carter
432:I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware. ~ Hunter S Thompson
433:True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share. ~ Suze Orman
434:Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. ~ Dennis Prager
435:When kindness comes at the expense of truth, it is not a kindness worth having. And when generosity leads to silence or abuse, it is not a generosity worth giving. ~ Rachel Simmons
436:And yet you take away the one little ewe-lamb of pleasure that I have in this dull life of mine. Well, perhaps generosity is not a woman's most marked characteristic. ~ Thomas Hardy
437:I mesmerized him with it, I saturated him with my vision, I pressed upon him, with a drunkard’s wild generosity, all that I was helpless myself to put into verse. ~ Vladimir Nabokov
438:Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style. ~ Rebecca Solnit
439:I'm really interested in the difference between selfishness and generosity. It confuses me to no end because sometimes it all just feels like pure indulgence on my part. ~ Nate Lowman
440:My father died when I was nine and a half. We were on relief for two years. They call it welfare now, but it was relief then... I never forgot the generosity of New York. ~ Larry King
441:Truth must be stalwart, Loyalty absolute, Generosity unstinting, while Appearance and Convention were children of the giant Hyprocrisy and must be put to flight”. ~ Marilynne Robinson
442:Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear. ~ Horace Mann
443:I am convinced by a sad experience that it is natural to avoid those to whom we have been too much obliged, and that uncommon generosity causes neglect rather than gratitude. ~ Heloise
444:Obstinacy is the strength of the weak. Firmness founded upon principle, upon the truth and right, order and law, duty and generosity, is the obstinacy of sages. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
445:It doesn't mean old or younger. I've learned a lot from people much younger than me as well as people much older than me. So I think it's about honesty and generosity. ~ Kenneth Branagh
446:So you make a sacrifice!' he threw special emphasis on the last word. 'Well, so do I. What could be better? We complete in generosity--what an example of family happiness! ~ Leo Tolstoy
447:Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing. ~ Jackie DeShannon
448:To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. ~ Confucius
449:Cromwell started that inverted snobbery from which we are all suffering today. ‘I’m a plain man, I am; no nonsense about me.’ And no manners, grace, or generosity, either. ~ Josephine Tey
450:The more we stretch the muscle called compassion and generosity, the stronger we get, the better we feel about ourselves, the more loving we become to the world around us. ~ Kenny Loggins
451:A true leader is not revered for the height of her ego or the grandeur of her ambition, but for the boundlessness of her generosity and the prescience of her vision. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen
452:A true leader is not revered for the height of his ego or the grandeur of his ambition, but for the boundlessness of his generosity and the prescience of his vision. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen
453:Because pride is a strange thing, and because generosity deserves generosity in return. But mostly because it felt like the right thing to do, and that is reason enough. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
454:Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

[Verse 223] ~ Gautama Buddha
455:Some men mistake generosity for charity: these flatter themselves that they are giving gratuitously, whilst they are merely rewarding secret services offered their vanity. ~ Norm MacDonald
456:What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
457:A true leader is not revered for the height of her ego or the grandeur of her ambition, but for the boundlessness of her generosity and her vision for a better world. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen
458:A true leader is not revered for the height of his ego or the grandeur of his ambition, but for the boundlessness of his generosity and his vision for a better world. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen
459:I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity—in important things, diversity—in all things, generosity. INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH ~ Stephen R Covey
460:When anyone thinks a woman who serves "gives 'cause that's what mothers or real women do," they deny her full humanity and thus fail to see the generosity inherent in her acts. ~ bell hooks
461:You might mistake understanding for forgiveness, but if you did, then the unforgiven wrong would catch you off guard, like a cramp, just as you reached for generosity. ~ Charlie Jane Anders
462:Even in adversity, nobility shines through, when a man endures repeated and severe misfortune with patience, not owing to insensibility but from generosity and greatness of soul. ~ Aristotle
463:If we stretch ourselves to open our minds, to see our shared humanity with others, we allow ourselves to see the existence of community and generosity in unexpected places. ~ Sharon Salzberg
464:Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity?
Why would you refuse to give
this joy to anyone?

Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups!
They swim the huge fluid freedom. ~ Rumi
465:How seldom is generosity perfect and pure! How often do men give because it throws a certain inferiority on those who receive, and superiority on themselves! ~ Fulke Greville 1st Baron Brooke
466:No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. ~ Emma Goldman
467:There is a deep—and usually frustrated—desire in the heart of everyone to act with benevolence rather than selfishness, and one fine instance of generosity can inspire dozens more. ~ Xenophon
468:Either a princess or a pauper can feel generous. Generosity is the quality of the spirit. When you feel generous your life becomes, abundant full of compassion and love. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
469:Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity. ~ Martin Luther King Jr
470:No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. ~ Emma Goldman
471:The Bible consistently and directly indicates that when we give generously, we're serving, honoring, and glorifying God. After all, generosity is fundamental to God's nature. ~ Craig Groeschel
472:The three jewels of Tao: compassion, moderation, and humility. Balthasar said compassion leads to courage, moderation leads to generosity, and humility leads to leadership. ~ Christopher Moore
473:When AIDS emergency broke out and was killing millions in Africa, the Global Fund was created so that a level of generosity would show up and buy the medicines to save those lives. ~ Bill Gates
474:Why? Because pride is a strange thing, and because generosity deserves generosity in return. But mostly because it felt like the right thing to do, and that is reason enough. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
475:It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau
476:Horrible figure of mourning: acedia, hard-heartedness: irritability, impotence to love. Anguished because I don't know how to restore generosity to my life--or love. How to love? ~ Roland Barthes
477:The forces that tend for evil are great and terrible, but the forces of truth and love and courage and honesty and generosity and sympathy are also stronger than ever before. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
478:The only things standing between you and the compassionate, wise, and creative person you want to be are matters of choice. Your choice. No one can occupy your generosity except you. ~ Gary Zukav
479:The presumption of innocence is not just a legal concept. In commonplace terms, it rests on that generosity of spirit which assumes the best, not the worst, of the stranger. ~ Kingman Brewster Jr
480:What do we look for in a lord? Strength, generosity, hardness, and success, and why should a man not be proud of those things? Show me a humble warrior and I will see a corpse. ~ Bernard Cornwell
481:When you think about it, the hyperlink is the ultimate act of generosity online. When somebody links to another site, what they’re doing is telling their readers to go elsewhere. ~ Chris Anderson
482:Are you jealous of the ocean's generosity?
Why would you refuse to give
this love to anyone?

Fish don't hold the sacred liquid in cups!
They swim in the huge, fluid freedom. ~ Rumi
483:However much your life may have become an expression of creativity, of generosity of spirit, there's always the further possibility of more or just expressing it in different ways. ~ Arjuna Ardagh
484:It was not the part of His kindly love that he who was to praise God's divine generosity in regard to others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself. ~ Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
485:The three jewels of the Tao: compassion, moderation, and humility. Balthasar said compassion leads to courage, moderation leads to generosity, and humility leads to leadership. ~ Christopher Moore
486:It's best to start the discipline of generosity when the amounts are small. It's easy to give ten cents out of a dollar; it's a little harder to give a hundred thousand out of a million. ~ Jim Rohn
487:It is bad enough when rich Christians shoe little concern for the poor, but when they moan about their lot, they show contempt not only for the poor but also for the generosity of God. ~ Tim Chester
488:It is bad enough when rich Christians show little concern for the poor, but when they moan about their lot, they show contempt not only for the poor but also for the generosity of God. ~ Tim Chester
489:Our life-style contains more Thanatos than Eros, for egotism, exploitation, deception, obsession and addiction have more place in us than eroticism, joy, generosity and spontaneity. ~ Germaine Greer
490:Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. ~ John Steinbeck
491:Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God's generosity to mortals having rational souls in order to lead them to higher things. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
492:The American chiefs do not like to be outdone in generosity. No people respond more spontaneously to fair play. If you treat Americans well they always want to treat you better. ~ Winston S Churchill
493:much as I’d enjoyed Sir Collin’s bantering and easy ways, as much as I liked his goodness and generosity, my feelings for him weren’t yet deep enough to take something so extraordinary. ~ Jody Hedlund
494:Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God's generosity to mortals having rational souls in order to lead them to higher things. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
495:Tipping change is bad luck, people. If you can't round your generosity up to a whole dollar, then just embrace your cheapness. Don't try to pay off your guilty conscience with quarters. ~ Jacob Tomsky
496:We are possessed by the things we possess. When I like an object, I always give it to someone. It isn't generosity-it's only because I want others to be enslaved by objects, not me. ~ Jean Paul Sartre
497:I discovered in belles-lettres that the Giver can be transformed into his own Gift, that is, into a pure object. Chance had made me a man, generosity would make me a book. JEAN-PAUL SARTRE ~ Lewis Hyde
498:It is an act of gracious generosity to accept a person based on what we know to be the truth about them, regardless of whether or not they are in touch with that truth themselves. ~ Marianne Williamson
499:Wantonness might be sheer desperation, masking a suicidal self-debasement, but it might also represent a joyful, lusty sexuality that indicated, at heart, a vast generosity of spirit. ~ Kathleen Norris
500:We need more than just the Law of Attraction. We need to connect with its more successful twin, the Law of Generosity. And further entwine ourselves with their parent; the Law of Love. ~ Steve Maraboli

IN CHAPTERS



   39 Integral Yoga
   11 Poetry
   3 Mysticism
   2 Occultism
   1 Yoga
   1 Philosophy
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Education
   1 Christianity
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy


   28 The Mother
   9 Satprem
   7 Sri Aurobindo
   7 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   4 Thubten Chodron
   4 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 William Butler Yeats
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Aleister Crowley


   4 Questions And Answers 1953
   4 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   3 Questions And Answers 1956
   3 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   3 Letters On Yoga IV
   2 Yeats - Poems
   2 Walden
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Rumi - Poems
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   2 Agenda Vol 13
   2 Agenda Vol 10
   2 Agenda Vol 02


0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  certain departments. Moreover, these expenditures are
  possible only through Your Generosity. So how can it be
  said that the Ashram is undergoing a financial crisis?

02.10 - Two Mystic Poems in Modern Bengali, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   There is a call for all the parts of the being to precipitate to the very foundation of the being, coalesce and evoke a wild and weird, doleful and discordant symphonya painful cry. Unrealised dreams, that had faded into oblivion, are now like possessed beings and hang like bats on darkling branches:they are about to begin their phantom dance. Even so, the body, the material precipitate into which they gather, gives them a basic unity. These elements with their ardour and zeal kindle a common Fire. There is a divine Flame, Agni, burning within the flesh, burning brighter and brighter, making the bones whiter and whiter, as it were the purificatory Flame,Pvaka, of which the Vedic Rishis spoke, Master of the House, ghapati, dwelling in the inner heart of the human being, impelling it to rise to purer and larger Truth. But here our modern poet replaces the Heart by the Liver and makes of this organ the central altar of human aspiration and inspiration. We may remember in this connection that the French poet Baudelaire gave a similar high position and functionto the other collateral organ, the spleen. The modern Bengali poet considers that man's consciousness, even his poetic inspiration, is soaked in the secretion of that bilious organ. For man's destiny here upon earth is not delight but grief, not sweetness but gall and bitterness; there is no consolation, no satisfaction here; there is only thirst, no Generosity but narrowness, no consideration for others, but a huge sinister egoism.
  

08.17 - Psychological Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Or you say, you have faith in the Divine, but as to this world, you know what it is and you put no trust in it. You say: "In the first instance, I suffer much, I am unlucky, much more unlucky than any other person"one is always more miserable than one's neighbour, be sure"life has been unkind to me. Now, if the Divine is divine, all kindness, all Generosity, all love and harmony, how is it that I am so unfortunate? The Divine must then be powerless. Otherwise, how can he leave me in unhappiness, if he is so kind?" That is the second stumbling-block. The third one is this. There are people who are too modest, full of an excessive and misguided humility, who say: "Surely the Divine has rejected me, I am good for nothing, He can do nothing with me, it is better for me to give it all up." Such difficulties will always crop up, if along with faith you do not have complete trust in the Divine.
  

08.38 - The Value of Money, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   So the first thing to do when one has money is to give it away. But as you should know, it must not be given without discrimination. Do not give it in the way a philanthropist does; for that only fills him with the sense of his kindness, his Generosity, his importance. You must do it with a sattwic sense, that is to say, see where is the best possible use of it. Everyone then has to find in his own consciousness, the highest consciousness he has, what is the best possible use of the money one has.
  

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  
  Some of you, we all know, are poor, find it hard to live, are sometimes, as it were, gasping for breath. I have no doubt that some of you who read this book are unable to pay for all the dinners which you have actually eaten, or for the coats and shoes which are fast wearing or are already worn out, and have come to this page to spend borrowed or stolen time, robbing your creditors of an hour. It is very evident what mean and sneaking lives many of you live, for my sight has been whetted by experience; always on the limits, trying to get into business and trying to get out of debt, a very ancient slough, called by the Latins _s alienum_, anothers brass, for some of their coins were made of brass; still living, and dying, and buried by this others brass; always promising to pay, promising to pay, tomorrow, and dying today, insolvent; seeking to curry favor, to get custom, by how many modes, only not state-prison offences; lying, flattering, voting, contracting yourselves into a nutshell of civility or dilating into an atmosphere of thin and vaporous Generosity, that you may persuade your neighbor to let you make his shoes, or his hat, or his coat, or his carriage, or import his groceries for him; making yourselves sick, that you may lay up something against a sick day, something to be tucked away in an old chest, or in a stocking behind the plastering, or, more safely, in the brick bank; no matter where, no matter how much or how little.
  
  --
  Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind. If you give money, spend yourself with it, and do not merely abandon it to them. We make curious mistakes sometimes. Often the poor man is not so cold and hungry as he is dirty and ragged and gross. It is partly his taste, and not merely his misfortune. If you give him money, he will perhaps buy more rags with it. I was wont to pity the clumsy Irish laborers who cut ice on the pond, in such mean and ragged clothes, while I shivered in my more tidy and somewhat more fashionable garments, till, one bitter cold day, one who had slipped into the water came to my house to warm him, and I saw him strip off three pairs of pants and two pairs of stockings ere he got down to the skin, though they were dirty and ragged enough, it is true, and that he could afford to refuse the _extra_ garments which
  I offered him, he had so many _intra_ ones. This ducking was the very thing he needed. Then I began to pity myself, and I saw that it would be a greater charity to bestow on me a flannel shirt than a whole slop-shop on him. There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve. It is the pious slave-breeder devoting the proceeds of every tenth slave to buy a Sundays liberty for the rest. Some show their kindness to the poor by employing them in their kitchens. Would they not be kinder if they employed themselves there? You boast of spending a tenth part of your income in charity; maybe you should spend the nine tenths so, and done with it. Society recovers only a tenth part of the property then. Is this owing to the Generosity of him in whose possession it is found, or to the remissness of the officers of justice?
  

1.01 - Who is Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  Each deity is a manifestation of the same enlightened qualitieslove,
  compassion, joy, equanimity, Generosity, ethical discipline, patience, enthusiasm, concentration, wisdom, and so forthalthough each manifestation
  may emphasize a particular quality. For example, Tara symbolizes enlightened activity, while Avalokiteshvara embodies compassion. Among the
  --
  that by following the path we can attain these realizations ourselves. This
  gesture is also called the gesture of Generosity, symbolizing her willingness
  to give material possessions, love, protection, and the Dharma to all beings

1.02 - Karma Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  
  19. Cultivate amiable, loving, social nature, Generosity, catholic nature. Kill selfishness. Control the senses, practise self-restraint, tolerance, sympathy and mercy. These are the qualifications of a Karma Yogi.
  

1.02 - Meditating on Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  have. I want to have my cake and eat it, too, but if I have to choose, having it
  is more important because that gives me a sense of security. Cake is an example; we may enact this behavior in other aspects of our life. Generosity is the
  antidote that frees our mind.
  --
  offerings, involves offering both real and imagined beautiful objects. This
  puries miserliness and cultivates delight in Generosity. The third limb,
  revealing our mistaken actions, puries denial, justication, rationalization,

1.03 - Of some imperfections which some of these souls are apt to have, with respect to the second capital sin, which is avarice, in the spiritual sense, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  their eyes only on being right with God and on pleasing Him, and therein consists
  their covetousness. And thus with great Generosity they give away all that they
  have, and delight to know that they have it not, for God's sake and for charity to

1.03 - Reading, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  
  The student may read Homer or schylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulate their heroes, and consecrate morning hours to their pages. The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; and we must laboriously seek the meaning of each word and line, conjecturing a larger sense than common use permits out of what wisdom and valor and Generosity we have. The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity. They seem as solitary, and the letter in which they are printed as rare and curious, as ever. It is worth the expense of youthful days and costly hours, if you learn only some words of an ancient language, which are raised out of the trivialness of the street, to be perpetual suggestions and provocations. It is not in vain that the farmer remembers and repeats the few Latin words which he has heard. Men sometimes speak as if the study of the classics would at length make way for more modern and practical studies; but the adventurous student will always study classics, in whatever language they may be written and however ancient they may be. For what are the classics but the noblest recorded thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old. To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object. Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written. It is not enough even to be able to speak the language of that nation by which they are written, for there is a memorable interval between the spoken and the written language, the language heard and the language read. The one is commonly transitory, a sound, a tongue, a dialect merely, almost brutish, and we learn it unconsciously, like the brutes, of our mothers. The other is the maturity and experience of that; if that is our mother tongue, this is our father tongue, a reserved and select expression, too significant to be heard by the ear, which we must be born again in order to speak. The crowds of men who merely _spoke_ the
  Greek and Latin tongues in the middle ages were not entitled by the accident of birth to _read_ the works of genius written in those languages; for these were not written in that Greek or Latin which they knew, but in the select language of literature. They had not learned the nobler dialects of Greece and Rome, but the very materials on which they were written were waste paper to them, and they prized instead a cheap contemporary literature. But when the several nations of Europe had acquired distinct though rude written languages of their own, sufficient for the purposes of their rising literatures, then first learning revived, and scholars were enabled to discern from that remoteness the treasures of antiquity. What the Roman and Grecian multitude could not _hear_, after the lapse of ages a few scholars

1.03 - Tara, Liberator from the Eight Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  Rejoicing is regarded as the lazy persons way to create great positive
  potential. When we rejoice at others virtues their kindness, Generosity,
  ethical discipline, patience, joyous effort, concentration, wisdom, and so
  --
  into our mind and cater to them.
  Non-clinging and Generosity are the antidotes to miserliness. With nonclinging we dont conceive of material possessions as a reliable source of happiness or as the meaning of success. More balanced within ourselves, we
  discover contentment, a rare commodity in our materialistic society. Contentment allows us to cultivate the love that wishes others to have happiness
  --
  we have to depend on others simply to stay alive. Thus, helping others and
  sharing wealth benets both self and others. Generosity makes us happy now,
  enables our species to continue to prosper, and creates positive karma that
  --
  worry. It also allows us to share possessions with others, thus accumulating
  positive potential from Generosity. Spiritual wealth enables us to meet a qualied spiritual mentor and good Dharma friends who encourage our practice.
  Glory can refer to the ability and conditions to help others skillfully. Plenty

1.04 - The Praise, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
  bodhisattvas.
   GIVING: paramita of Generosity
   EFFORT: paramita of effort or diligence

1.04 - The Qabalah The Best Training for Memory, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  
  Every idea soever can be, and should be, attri buted to one or more of these primary symbols; thus green, in different shades, is a quality or function of Venus, the Earth, the Sea, Libra, and others. So also abstract ideas; dishonesty means "an afflicted Mercury," Generosity a good, though not always strong, Jupiter; and so on.
  

1.05 - On painstaking and true repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  I am full aware, my good friends, that the struggles I have described will seem to some incredible, to others hard to believe, and will seem to some to breed despair. But to the courageous soul they will serve as a spur, and a shaft of fire; and he will go away carrying zeal in his heart. He who is not up to this will realize his infirmity, and having easily obtained humility by self- reproach, he will run after the former; and I do not know whether he may not even overtake him. But the careless man should leave my stories alone, lest he despair and squander even the little which he has accomplished, and thus correspond to the man of whom it was said: From him who is without alacrity or Generosity even what he has will be taken away from him.2
  It is impossible for us who have fallen into the pit of iniquities ever to be drawn out of it, unless we sink into the abyss of the humility of the penitents.

1.07 - A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  centers and/or teachers charge for teachings and initiations to cover costs. I
  can understand why they do this, but it makes me uncomfortable. First, people dont create positive potential and fail to develop the quality of Generosity, both of which are essential to progress on the path. When we make a
  donation, we create positive potential. When we pay a fee, we dont. Second,
  --
  offered on dana basis. But in my opinion, the teachings must be given freely.
  Lets give people a chance to open their hearts in Generosity and free themselves from the mind that constantly says, What will I get out of this?
  Personally speaking, Ive decided to live on dana. I dont want to get paid
  --
  People in the West also need to be educated so that they understand the
  purpose and value of Generosity. Dana entails being generous because we
  care and take delight in giving. Dana is not just a fancy or polite name for
  --
  thinking, What is a fair price for this? Even though they havent told me, Ill
  gure it out, and thats how much Ill give. That attitude isnt Generosity.
  When teaching about Generosity, the rst of the six far-reaching attitudes, the
  Buddha talked about taking delight in giving. Generosity is a mind that takes
  joy in giving, a mind that wants to give, a mind that sees something virtuous
  --
  wonderful attitude is the cause of happiness for ourselves and others.
  Because many people dont have the mentality of Generosity, then organizers, Dharma centers, or teachers nd themselves in the position of charging fees for the Dharma because they need money to cover costs. But, lets say
  we re-educate our minds so that we take delight in helping the Dharma to
  --
  Teachings in Asia are organized in this way, and the joy is infectious. Whenever I attend teachings there, I think of the kindness of the benefactors and
  dedicate for their well-being and enlightenment. Their Generosity inspires
  me to practice.
  --
  possessions, even if theyre ones we seldom use. But if we want to practice the
  bodhisattva path and far-reaching Generosity, we need to overcome the eight
  worldly concerns in order to continuously increase our delight in giving.
  --
  1. faith, or condence, in the Three Jewels
  2. Generosity
  3. ethical discipline
  --
  Dharma say, I dont know if I believe in the Three Jewels, but I believe in the
  value of ethical discipline, Generosity, and so forth. Gradually, as they hear
  more teachings and contemplate their meaning, these people will see that
  --
  qualities that they admire.
  Seen in one way, Generosity is the completion of the path. In other words,
  the path is for the sake of developing our qualities and opening ourselves so
  fully that we dont hold anything back when it comes to being of benet to
  sentient beings. Seen in another way, Generosity is the rst step on the path.
  It is a quality valued in all religions and among the non-religious as well.

14.07 - A Review of Our Ashram Life, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Well, it was a picture worth contemplating. Here is one carrying his trunk or valise or wallet, and placing it before the Mother, displaying all his possessions and receiving them back from her as her gift. She did not take away anything as superfluous or not necessary! It was for us to judge and decide what was really necessary and what was luxury. We had to be sincere. She was Generosity itself.
  

1914 06 28p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
   All Nature hails Thee, O Lord, and with arms lifted and hands outstretched she implores Thee. Not that she doubts Thy infinite Generosity and thinks she must ask in order to have; but that is her way of bowing to Thee and giving herself to Thee, for is this giving anything else than being ready to receive? She delights in thus offering a prayer to Thee though she knows that this prayer is superfluous. But it is an ardent and happy adoration. And the feeling of devotion is thus satisfied without in any way hurting the intellectual consciousness which knows Thee to be one with everything and present in everything.
  

19.17 - On Anger, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Conquer anger by freedom from anger. Conquer the evil one by goodness, the 'miserly by Generosity and the false by truth.
  

1929-08-04 - Surrender and sacrifice - Personality and surrender - Desire and passion - Spirituality and morality, #Questions And Answers 1929-1931, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  Let us take an illustration of the difference between the moral and the spiritual view of things. The ordinary social notions distinguish between two classes of men,the generous, the avaricious. The avaricious man is despised and blamed, while the generous man is considered unselfish and useful to society and praised for his virtue. But to the spiritual vision, they both stand on the same level; the Generosity of the one, the avarice of the other are deformations of a higher truth, a greater divine power. There is a power, a divine movement that spreads, diffuses, throws out freely forces and things and whatever else it possesses on all the levels of nature from the most material to the most spiritual plane. Behind the generous man and his Generosity is a soul-type that expresses this movement; he is a power for diffusion, for wide distri bution. There is another power, another divine movement that collects and amasses; it gathers and accumulates forces and things and all possible possessions, whether of the lower or of the higher planes. The man you tax with avarice was meant to be an instrument of this movement. Both are important, both needed in the entire plan; the movement that stores up and concentrates is no less needed than the movement that spreads and diffuses. Both, if truly surrendered to the Divine, will be utilised as instruments for its divine work to the same degree and with an equal value. But when they are not surrendered both are alike moved by impulses of ignorance. One is pushed to throw away, the other is pulled towards keeping back; but both are driven by forces obscure to their own consciousness, and between the two there is little to choose. One could say to the much-praised generous man, from the higher point of vision of Yoga, All your impulses of Generosity are nothing in the values of the spirit, for they come from ego and ignorant desire. And, on the other hand, among those who are accused of avarice, you can see sometimes a man amassing and hoarding, full of a quiet and concentrated determination in the work assigned to him by his nature, who, once awakened, would make a very good instrument of the Divine. But ordinarily the avaricious man acts from ego and desire like his opposite; it is the other end of the same ignorance. Both will have to purify themselves and change before they can make contact with the something higher that is behind them and express it in the way to which they are called by their nature.
  

1951-01-11 - Modesty and vanity - Generosity, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  object:1951-01-11 - Modesty and vanity - Generosity
  class:chapter
  --
  
  I shall not speak here of material Generosity which naturally consists in giving others what one has. But even this virtue is not very widespread, for as soon as one becomes rich one thinks more often of keeping ones wealth than of giving it away. The more men possess, the less are they generous.
  
  I want to speak of moral Generosity. To feel happy, for example, when a comrade is successful. An act of courage, of unselfishness, a fine sacrifice have a beauty in them which gives you joy. It may be said that moral Generosity consists in being able to recognise the true worth and superiority of others.
  ***

1951-05-12 - Mahalakshmi and beauty in life - Mahasaraswati - conscious hand - Riches and poverty, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
   Yes, poor, without Generosity, without ardour, without amplitude, without inner richness; all that is dry, cold, doubled upon itself, prevents the coming of Mahalakshmi. It is not a question of real money, you know! An extremely rich man may be terribly poor from Mahalakshmis point of view. And a very poor man may be very rich if his heart is generous.
  
  --
  
   A poor man is a man having no qualities, no force, no strength, no Generosity. He is also a miserable, unhappy man. Moreover, one is unhappy only when one is not generousif one has a generous nature which gives of itself without reckoning, one is never unhappy. It is those who are doubled up on themselves and who always want to draw things towards themselves, who see things and the world only through themselvesit is these who are unhappy. But when one gives oneself generously, without reckoning, one is never unhappy, never. It is he who wants to take that is unhappy; he who gives himself is never so.
   ***

1953-04-08, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
   Naturally, the first idea is to be greater than the one who has created the world. For one thinks that it is badly done. It is possible, you may say it is done badly. If you believe that you can do better than the Divine, I am not saying that you will be wrong. I am saying that you cannot say that you are not ambitious. I do not say they were wrong; I say they are ambitious. It is nothing else but that. The proof is that these are people who do good, these are the generous, good, disinterested ones who are the most difficult to convert; their ego is formidable. Their idea of justice, Generosity, etc. is so big that there is no place for anything else, for the Divine.
  

1953-08-05, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
   When you no longer have this Generosity in your movements, you receive much less and this is one of the reasonsone of the chief reasonswhy physical progress stops. It is because you become thrifty, you try not to waste; the mind intervenes: Take care, dont tire yourself, dont do too much, etc. The mind intervenes and physical receptivity diminishes a great deal. Finally, you do not grow any moreby growing reasonable, you stop growing altoge ther!
  

1953-09-09, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
   But this vital is a strange creature. It is a being of passion, enthusiasm and naturally of desire; but, for example, it is quite capable of getting enthusiastic over something beautiful, of admiring, sensing anything greater and nobler than itself. And if really anything very beautiful occurs in the being, if there is a movement having an exceptional value, well, it may get enthusiastic and it is capable of giving itself with complete devotionwith a Generosity that is not found, for example, in the mental domain nor in the physical. It has that fullness in action that comes precisely from its capacity to get enthused and throw itself wholly without reserve into what it does. Heroes are always people who have a strong vital, and when the vital becomes passionate about something, it is no longer a reasonable being but a warrior; it is wholly involved in its action and can perform exceptional things because it does not calculate, does not reason, does not say One must take precautions, one must not do this, must not do that. It becomes reckless, it gets carried away, as people say, it gives itself totally. Therefore, it can do magnificent things if it is guided in the right way.
  

1953-11-11, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
   The ordinary social notions distinguish between two classes of men,the generous, the avaricious. The avaricious man is despised and blamed, while the generous man is considered unselfish and useful to society and praised for his virtue. But to the spiritual vision, they both stand on the same level; the Generosity of the one, the avarice of the other are deformations of a higher truth, a greater divine power. There is a power, a divine movement that spreads, diffuses, throws out freely forces and things and whatever else it possesses on all the levels of nature from the most material to the most spiritual plane. Behind the generous man and his Generosity is a soul-type that expresses this movement; he is a power for diffusion, for wide distri bution. There is another power, another divine movement that collects and amasses; it gathers and accumulates forces and things and all possible possessions, whether of the lower or of the higher planes. The man you tax with avarice was meant to be an instrument of this movement. Both are important, both needed in the entire plan; the movement that stores up and concentrates is no less needed than the movement that spreads and diffuses.
  
  --
  
   Is Generosity a deformation of the truth?
  
   Yes, all human qualities are deformations of a truth which is behind them. All that you call either qualities or defects are always a deformation of something which is behind, and which is neither this nor that but something else. But I say, moreover, what truth is found behind Generosity: it is the movement of the spreading forces. But in order that these forces may spread, they must first become concentrated. So there is a sort of movement of pulsation: the forces are concentrated, then they spread, and then they are again concentrated and again spread. But if you always want to spread out without ever concentrating, after a certain time you have nothing left to spread. For the forcesall forcesit is the same thing. I have written, besides, (or rather I shall write some time) that money is a force, it is nothing but that. And that is why nobody has the right to own it personally, for it is only a force, just like all other forces of Nature and the universe. If you take light as a force, it would never occur to anyone to say: I possess the light, and to want to shut it up in his room and not give it to others! Well, with money people are so stupefied as to imagine that it is something they can possess and keep, as though it belonged to them, and make something personal of it. It is exactly the same thing. I am not speaking of money as paper, naturally, because that would be just like the light you put in a lamp, you may own the lamp, and so you say: It is my light. Money, your notes, your pieces, of silver, that is your money. But that is not money. This is a force which is behind all that, the power of exchange which is money. That does not belong to anybody. It belongs to everyone. It is something which is alive only if it circulates. If you want to heap it up, it decays. It is as though you wanted to enclose water in a vase and keep it always; after some time your water would be absolutely putrefied. With money it is the same thing. And people have not yet understood that. Later on I shall write about it.
  

1954-07-28 - Money - Ego and individuality - The shadow, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  This is the first manifestation of Generosity in the world. But all this, when one can see behind it and a little above, it cures you from being selfish, for truly it is ridiculous! It is truly ridiculous!
  
  --
  
  One can see, when one studies oneself very attentively. For example, if you observe yourself, you see that one day you are very generous. Let us take this, it is easy to understand. Very generous: generous in your feelings, generous in your sensations, generous in your thoughts and even in material things; that is, you understand the faults of others, their intentions, weaknesses, even nasty movements. You see all this, and you are full of good feelings, of Generosity. You tell yourself, Well everyone does the best he can!like that.
  

1955-02-16 - Losing something given by Mother - Using things well - Sadhak collecting soap-pieces - What things are truly indispensable - Natures harmonious arrangement - Riches a curse, philanthropy - Misuse of things creates misery, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  So the first thing to do when one has money is to give it. But as it is said that it should not be given without discernment, dont go and give it like those who practise philanthropy, because that fills them with a sense of their own goodness, their Generosity and their own importance. You must act in a sattwic way, that is, make the best possible use of it. And so, each one must find in his highest consciousness what the best possible use of the money he has can be. And truly money has no value unless it circulates. For each and every one, money is valuable only when one has spent it. If one doesnt spend it I tell you, men take care to choose things which do not deteriorate, that is, goldwhich does not decompose. Otherwise, from the moral point of view it rots. And now that gold has been replaced by paper, if you keep paper for a long time without taking care of it, you will see when you open your drawer that there are small silver-fish which have regaled themselves on your paper-rupees. So they will have left a lace-work which the bank will refuse.
  

1955-12-28 - Aspiration in different parts of the being - Enthusiasm and gratitude - Aspiration is in all beings - Unlimited power of good, evil has a limit - Progress in the parts of the being - Significance of a dream, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  We say: the capacity for enthusiasm, something which throws you out of your miserable and mean little ego; and the generous gratitude, the Generosity of the gratitude which also flings itself in thanksgiving out of the little ego. These are the two most powerful levers to enter into contact with the Divine in ones psychic being. This serves as a link with the psychic being the surest link.
  

1956-01-25 - The divine way of life - Divine, Overmind, Supermind - Material body for discovery of the Divine - Five psychological perfections, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  There is nothing which gives you a joy equal to that of gratitude. One hears a bird sing, sees a lovely flower, looks at a little child, observes an act of Generosity, reads a beautiful sentence, looks at the setting sun, no matter what, suddenly this comes upon you, this kind of emotionindeed so deep, so intense that the world manifests the Divine, that there is something behind the world which is the Divine.
  

1956-04-18 - Ishwara and Shakti, seeing both aspects - The Impersonal and the divine Person - Soul, the presence of the divine Person - Going to other worlds, exteriorisation, dreams - Telling stories to oneself, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  And on the trust he has in what happens to him, on the absence of the minds critical sense, and a simplicity of heart, and a youthful and active energyit depends on all thaton a kind of inner vital Generosity: one must not be too egoistic, one must not be too miserly, nor too practical, too utilitarianindeed there are all sorts of things one should not be like children. And then, one must have a lively power of imagination, for I seem to be telling you stupid things, but it is quite truethere is a world in which you are the supreme maker of forms: that is your own particular vital world. You are the supreme fashioner and you can make a marvel of your world if you know how to use it. If you have an artistic or poetic consciousness, if you love harmony, beauty, you will build there something marvellous which will tend to spring up into the material manifestation.
  

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Powder (1995) ::: 6.6/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 51min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 27 October 1995 (USA) -- An off the charts genius who is home schooled and shunned after his last relative dies shows the unconscious residents of his town about connection awareness and the generosity of the spirit. Director: Victor Salva Writer:
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Ane Naru Mono -- -- - -- ? eps -- Manga -- Horror Supernatural Romance Ecchi -- Ane Naru Mono Ane Naru Mono -- Since the death of his parents, young Yuu has suffered considerably from neglect and abuse at the hands of his adoptive relatives, who leave him to his own resources to survive. Fortunately, a girl named Chiyo comes to his aid and offers to take care of Yuu while acting as his older sister. However, Chiyo is not what she seems, and Yuu knows all too well that her intentions are far from innocent. In exchange for her generosity, Yuu must supply Chiyo with his "life potential." -- -- OVA - ??? ??, ???? -- 7,864 N/A -- -- Call Me Tonight -- -- AIC -- 1 ep -- Original -- Comedy Horror Romance Sci-Fi -- Call Me Tonight Call Me Tonight -- Rumi's met a lot of guys through her job, and it's probably fair to assume that most of them could be said to have some sort of problem, but a man who literally turns into a beast when he gets turned on may be outside of this perky call girl's field of expertise. Still, a little challenge every now and again stimulates the mind and makes life so much more interesting, so she's willing to give it a shot. -- -- (Source: AniDB) -- OVA - Jul 28, 1986 -- 7,859 5.28
Ane Naru Mono -- -- - -- ? eps -- Manga -- Horror Supernatural Romance Ecchi -- Ane Naru Mono Ane Naru Mono -- Since the death of his parents, young Yuu has suffered considerably from neglect and abuse at the hands of his adoptive relatives, who leave him to his own resources to survive. Fortunately, a girl named Chiyo comes to his aid and offers to take care of Yuu while acting as his older sister. However, Chiyo is not what she seems, and Yuu knows all too well that her intentions are far from innocent. In exchange for her generosity, Yuu must supply Chiyo with his "life potential." -- -- OVA - ??? ??, ???? -- 7,864 N/AOkitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku x Monogatari -- -- Shaft -- 1 ep -- Light novel -- Supernatural -- Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku x Monogatari Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku x Monogatari -- A short promotional video cross-promoting Monogatari and Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku. -- ONA - Dec 31, 2014 -- 7,826 5.79
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