‘In the practice of charity, Buddhists distinguish three kinds of gifts: material, emotional, and spiritual. Material gifts include such things as food and clothes and medicine. Emotional gifts include comfort and protection. And spiritual gifts include guidance and instruction. In terms of their benefits, material gifts put an end to greed; emotional gifts but an end to anger; and spiritual gifts put an end to delusion.’ (Commentary on the Diamond Sutra)
I had a flicker of a thought that I needed to apologise for having many posts related to the six perfections. How interesting! It made me realise that I am being drawn to them as a way to meet these particular times more skilfully.