Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of
compassion and loving-kindness.
When one desires to alleviate the suffering of others
to promote their well-being, then generosity - in action, word,
and thought - is this desire put into practice.
It is important to recognize the "generosity" here refers not just to
giving in a material sense, but to generosity of the heart.
- - - Dalai Lama