The charity done by the virtuous is called Sappurisa-dana. There are five kinds of Sappurisa-dana, namely:-
- Anuggahitadana, and
The charity based on the belief in kamma and its results is called Saddhadana.
The person who dispenses this kind of charity will possess great wealth and very beautiful complexion in whatever existence his charity ripes to produce benefits.
Sakkaccadana means donating the well-prepared offerings to the donee with much respect and reverence.
In whatever existence his charity ripes to produce benefits. The person who dispenses that kind of charity will be wealthy and his children, wife, slaves and employees are obedient to him.
If one donates the offerings contemptuously, he has no influence on his children, wife and slaves, in spite of being wealthy in his future existences.
The charity dispensed at an appropriate time is called Kaladana.
In whatever existence his charity to produce benefits, the person who dispenses that kind of charity will be very wealthy. He can get everything which he desires whenever necessary.
A person who does not dispense charity at an appropriate time cannot gain which he desires when he needs, although he is wealthy.
The charity dispensed with the mind not attached to the offering is called Anuggahitadana.
In whatever existence his charity ripes to produce benefits the person who dispenses that kind of charity is very wealthy.
His mind is inclined to the enjoyment of worldly pleasures.
If a person dispenses charity with no intention to honour the donee, he does not want to enjoy his valuable properties.
The charity that does not harm the donor himself nor anyone else is called Anupahaccadana.
In whatever existence his charity ripes to produce benefits, the person who dispenses that kind of charity will be wealthy and will possess valuable property.
His wealth and possessions can be uneffected by five kinds of danger. namely; floods, conflagration, tyrants, thieves and unbeloved heirs.
If a person dispenses charity with detrimental to himself or to others, his properties will be destroyed by the five kinds of danger although he is wealthy.