DHAMMAKAYA CENTRE SINGAPORE
The Great Abbot of Wat Paknam often used to say that you can pursue any of the perfections you like but you should never miss out on the perfection of generosity, because generosity makes sure that we will be provided for in the future, especially in lifetimes to come. Making progress towards the Utmost Dhamma is like a long journey we must make. We won’t reach there accidentally or any time soon; we can only get there on the strength of our perfections. And we can’t get there in a single life, rather it is the work of many lifetimes. However if we have stored up sufficient provisions for ourselves through our practice of generosity, we will be able to pursue the other necessary perfections in convenience and will reach our destination in safety.