Those who do wholesome deeds, and are detached from
what they have done, will find their actions successful and
Those who are attached to their wholesome deeds,
their actions, though diligent, can only be considered halfwholesome.
For instance, when giving charity to others, do so with
a pure mind: do not dwell on the self who is giving, the
other who has received, nor the object that has been given.
This is called the non-substantiality of the three aspects of
In this way, giving a pound of grain can bring infinite
merit, and a donation of a single cent can remove the
transgressions of a thousand kalpas. But for an attached
mind, even two hundred thousand pieces of gold will not