Vasakha was a generous laywoman disciple of the Buddha. In this story from the Pali Canon, she asks the Buddha for eight favours. The story tells us about the early sangha, about the Buddhist attitude to wealth, and about the effects of generosity on the donor. Jvalamalini shares the effects of the story on her practice, and draws out the significance for our sangha today. Talk given on Sangha day 2017.
"As many garlands are made from a heap of flowers, so one who is a mortal born should perform many ethically skilful deeds" - Dhammapada