(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
WHAT KIND OF ACTS ARE CONSIDERED AS FEARLESSNESS DANA (ABHAYA DANA)?
Master Lu, there are different types of Dana, namely Wealth Dana (Amisa Dāna), Dharma Dāna and Fearlessness Dana (Abhaya Dāna). Most of our Buddhist friends are only familiar with Dharma Dāna and Wealth Dana; what kind of acts and tricks are considered as Fearlessness Dana?
Master Jun Hong Lu:
Don’t you know about Fearlessness Dana? Go to the Buddhist Practice Centre and help to shift the wooden stools or mop the floor, drive others around, help in transporting books, move things, etc., all are considered as Fearlessness Dana. Also, help others in moving fish, perform heavy duties, as long as it is meant for helping sentient beings and it is virtuous deeds. Did you see how many people were arranging chairs in the Guan Yin Hall during the Dharma convention period? All these acts are considered as Fearlessness Dana.