|Buddha, Phutthamonton, Nakorn-Pratom province, Thailand (Gift-of-Light/flickr.com)|
|Anathapindika trades gold for land to donate.|
|Offering land after purchasing it for the Buddha|
|Giving upholds the world|
|Helping oneself can be helping others. Live.|
'My wealth I enjoyed,
My dependents supported
And protected from calamities.
I have given with a supreme aim
And performed the five offerings.
I have been charitable to virtuous and
Restrained pursuers of the supreme-life.
For any aim a wise householder might desire
Wealth, that aim have I attained.
I have done what leads not to future suffering.'
When this is a person's recollection,
One established in the Dharma of the noble ones,
One is praised here and now and rejoices hereafter.