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Supreme Offering 最上供养 

Jan. 3 | 是真精进,是名真法供养如来。 若以华、香、璎珞、烧香、末香、塗香、天缯、幡盖及海此岸栴檀之香,如是等种种诸物供养,所不能及;  假使国城、妻子布施,亦所不及。… 是名第一之施,于诸施中最尊最上,以法供养诸如来故。  —...

Merits Of Veg(etari)an Offerings 供斋功德

Sep. 27 | 若能为其父母乃至眷属,命终之后,设斋供养,志心勤恳,  如是之人,存亡获利。  – 地藏菩萨《地藏经》   If able to, for their Fathers, Mothers and even [other] family members, after...

How The Buddha Redirected A Precious Offering

Apr. 18 | Being the fundamental source of physical kindness in our lives, our parents should first to be repaid, by sharing the Dharma learnt with them. – Shilashanti As recounted by the Pure Land Tradition’s 2nd Patriarch Great Master Shàndǎo (净土宗二祖善导大师)...

10 Reasons Why ‘Iron Fist’ Is No Buddhist

Jul. 5 | This is not so much a review of season 1’s ‘Iron Fist’, but a correction of its 10 mistakes made in the name of Buddhist culture. [1] Danny Rand shares a ‘Zen’ saying, so he claims – ‘If you wish to see the truth,...

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:...
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