When the wise practice generosity, he neither seeks repayment of kindness, nor anything in return. He neither supports one who is begrudged, stingy and covetous, nor deliberately seeks to be reborn in the heaven to enjoy worldly pleasures.
He neither seeks to spread his fame, nor fears the sufferings of the three evil realms.
He neither demands nor surpasses others, nor loses his wealth. He neither has excessive wealth, nor fails to employ his wealth. He neither submits to restrictions of a family, nor intimates closer relations.
Rather, a wise person practices generosity through compassion─aiming to provide happiness to others and allowing them to give rise to the mind of generosity. The wise also aim to follow the practices of the sages, to eradicate all afflictions, and to enter nirvana, thus severing the cycle of rebirth.