Nalandabodhi.org has posted a Q & A I did with Nalandabodhi Canada as part of the latter’s series of exchanges with the Mitras of Nalandabodhi on the six paramitas. Il ya une traduction en français aussi! Thanks to Nalandabodhi Canada for this initiative, and to its members who provided the French translation as well. Here’s an excerpt of the article:

Why is generosity the first paramita? 

Our habitual minds are very much oriented to focusing outwardly, and particularly on our possessions, whereas the path to awakening has a lot to do with relaxing our tight minds and opening up our awareness. That’s one way we could look at the Mahayana’s approach to the “accumulation of merit”: we want to open our minds up by getting its tendrils connected to the experience of other beings.

Click through here for the full Q & A. Enjoy!

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