“Bhikkhus, there are these five benefits of giving. What five? (1) One is dear and agreeable to many people. (2) Good persons resort to one. (3) One acquires a good reputation. (4) One is not deficient in the layperson’s duties. (5) With the breakup of the body, after death, one is reborn in a good destination, in a heavenly world. These are the five benefits in giving.”
By giving, one becomes dear,
one follows the duty of the good;
the good self-controlled monks
always resort to one.
They teach one the Dhamma
that dispels all suffering,
having understood which
the taintless one here attains nibbāna.