The effect of dāna (Generosity)
Charity is held as a noble deed in Hinduism, to be done without expectation of any return from those who receive the charity. Some texts reason, referring to the nature of social life, that charity is a form of good karma that affects one’s future circumstances and environment, and that good charitable deeds leads to good future life because of the reciprocity principle.
Living creatures get influenced through dānam,
Enemies lose hostility through dānam,
A stranger may become a loved one through dānam,
Vices are killed by dānam.— A Hindu Proverb