These talks are freely offered in the spirit of dana, or generosity. The word dana is from Pali, the language in which the teachings of the Buddha were most often passed on, through oral tradition and later in writing.
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Dana was often the first practice recommended by the Buddha. He understood that the mindstate associated with freely giving to another is often the easiest way to experience a taste of liberation—to temporarily dissolve the illusory self that causes suffering.
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