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Verse On Vessels

Apr. 8 | 执持应器, 当愿众生, 成就法器, 受天人供。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第48偈) Firmly upholding [a] vessel [for] accepting [food],* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [be] accomplished [as] Dharma vessels,** [who]...

Can We Eat Food After Offering At Shrines?

May. 2 | Question: After offering fruits and other kinds of food at a Buddhist shrine in a temple or at home, is it alright to consume them? Answer: Yes, they are alright for consumption. Some believe such food will be somewhat blessed as the virtues of reverence,...

Can The Departed Receive Food Offerings?

Sep. 21 | Question: When we make offerings such as fruits to departed ones, can they receive them? Answer: Only if they are hungry ghosts or wandering spirits, can they be received via the power of dedication, and to various extents, depending on their karma. Question:...