“Giving is the wish-granting jewel that satisfies the wishes of all beings;
It’s the best weapon to cut the constricting knots of miserliness;
It’s an undaunted deed of the bodhisattva giving birth to courage;
It’s the basis to proclaim one’s fame throughout all ten directions;
Knowing this the learned ones seek the excellent path
Of giving away entirely their body, wealth and virtues.
I, a yogi, have practiced in this manner;
You, who aspire for liberation, too should do likewise.”
From The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Je Tsong Khapa, as translated in Songs of Experience on the Stages of the Path by Je Tsong Khapa. Translated by Thubten Jinpa, PhD. PDF available from the Institute of Tibetan Classics.