What pretty tarts but not a bite to eat! My niece made some pretty tarts specially for Dāna. Dāna, the practice of cultivating generosity, can take the form of giving specifically to just a person in need or it can take the form of philanthropic public projects that help the masses. Dāna is practised in many Indian religions; not just Buddhism but Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism as well. Since Hinduism being the oldest religion in the world, most certainly predates Buddhism and other religions; it wouldn't be a surprise to assume that the later religions copy some of the things in the earlier religions. So, what's so bad about copying something good?