The donor should have the three following characteristics to get maximum Kuso (wholesome merit):-
- the donor is happy about the donation before happening;
- the donor’s mind is clear during the donation period; and
- the donor is satisfied and pleased after the donation.
At the same time, the donee (recipient of the donation) who includes monks and laymen should help the donor’s mind to be happy, clear, satisfied and pleased as much as possible to get the wholesome merit.
He related about the story of Jivita King. One of his very wise imperial ministers suggested that the king’s mind focus only on good people among the audience who come to receive his donation based on the five precepts: for example,
- his donees may include people who kill someone and people who never kill anyone. So, his mind focus on the people who never kill anyone only;
- his donees may include people who steal something from someone and people who never steal anything. So, focus on the people who never steal anything only;
- his donees may include people who commit sexual misconduct and people who never commit the sexual misconduct. So, focus on the people who never commit the sexual misconduct only;
- his donees may include people who lie and people who never lie. So, focus on the people who never lie only; and
- his donees may include people who drink and people who never drink. So, focus on the people who never drink only.