Giving a Part of Oneself
You have to be fully involved; you have to become one with what you are doing. So it is with giving things away. No matter how small the thing is in terms of value, you must be fully involved in the giving, so that a part of your ego is also given away. Through that one reaches the paramita, the transcendental act, of generosity, which is something beyond the ordinary. If one is able to give out one’s self, ego, a part of that possessiveness and passion, then you are really practicing the dharma, the teaching of the Buddha, which is passionlessness.