And what, monks,
is the power of benevolence?
There are four ways of benevolence;
by gifts, by friendly speech,
by helpful acts and by bestowal of equity.
This is the best of gifts: the gift of Dhamma
— Anguttara Nikaya 9.5
Commonly Misunderstood Buddhist Principles Series
Dhamma lectures by Ajahn Buddhadasa presented at Suan Mokkh 1982.
Translated from the Thai by Dhammavidu Bhikkhu.