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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Overcome the angry with friendliness;
Overcome the wicked with goodness;
Overcome the miser with generosity;
Overcome the liar with truth.
Dhammapada 223

The Bodhisatta in a prior life is the perfectly generous Vessantara King of Sivi.

And what is the treasure of generosity?
There is the case where a disciple of the Noble Ones,
having cleaned his mind of the stain of stinginess,
living at home, freely generous, and open-handed,
delighting in being magnanimous, enjoying any request,
delighting in the giving of alms to those needy and worthy...
This is called the treasure of generosity!
AN 7.6

There are these five future rewards of generosity:
One is admired and liked by an overwhelming majority of the people.
One is respected by the good, the intelligent, and the wise persons.
One's good reputation is spread easily, rapidly, and far about.
One fulfills the rightful duties of the householder, and with the break-up
of the body, one will reappear in a good destination, even in the heavenly
and exquisitely divine worlds!
AN 5.35

On this future wealth creating 1st mental Perfection:  Generosity (Dāna):
Openhanded Generosity, Giving
, Glad_Giving, Generosity_Contemplation,
Kathina_Ceremony, Caaga, The_3_Gifts, Reviewing_own_Generosity,

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