Title- Six Everlasting Meritorious Deeds


 

(1) Aramaropa dana= Setting up gardens and orchards for public use

(2) Vanaropa dana= Planting Shady trees and fruit trees for public use

(3) Setukaraka dana= Building roads and bridges

(4) Papa dana= Providing drinking water on the waysides

(5) Udapana dana= Digging wells and ponds for public use

(6) Upassaya dana= Donation of monastic dwellings, rest houses, hospitals, clinics, etc.

These six kinds of dana can produce everlasting benefits to many beings, and thus the meritorious deeds of a donor of any one of these danas will increase all the time, and he will be reborn in a celestial realm in his next existence.

 

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