DANA

14 Types of Personal Offerings

In the Dakkhinavibhavga Sutta, the Buddha explains the fourteen types of personal offerings (patipuggalika-dakkhina): Ananda, there are fourteen types of personal offerings: [1]  One makes an offering to a Buddha: this is the first type of personal offering. [2]  One makes an offering to a Paccekabuddha: this is the second type of personal offering. [3]  One […]

Sutta

MANGALA SUTTA – THE DISCOURSE ON BLESSINGS

The Pāli Text Evam me sutam Ekam samayam Bhagavā Sāvatthiyam viharati Jetavane Anāthapindikassa ārāme. Atha kho aññatarā devatā abhikkantāya rattiyā abhikkantavannā kevalakappam Jetavanam obhāsetvā yena Bhagavā tenupasankami, upasankamitvā Bhagavantam abhivādetvā ekamantam atthāsi. Ekamantam thitā kho sā devatā Bhagavantam gāthāya ajjhabhāsi: Thus have I heard: On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at the monastery […]