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Offerings...

Post by Eddo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:32 am

How does one go about making the daily offerings to the buddhas. With water in the 7 water bowls etc. I would like to incorporate that into my practice but am not sure how any suggestions or links would be greatly appreciated. thank you

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Post by weitsicht » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:52 am

I am lighting a dhoop incense stick each day.
However the sang practise is in one point a little different: I pray that the four classes of guests may be fully satisfied

The rest is mental: big vases of jewel, saffron, light and whatever precious comes into my mind
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Post by Grigoris » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am

The seven bowls of water represent:

1 Argham - water for drinking
2 Padyam - water for bathing/washing
3 Pupe - flower garland
4 Dupe - incense
Aloke (a candle, not a bowl of water) - light
5 Gendhe - food
6 Nivedya - fragrant water for washing
7 Shabda - music

They are the traditional (Indian) order of offerings by which one welcomes a guest into their home.

https://www.tibetanbuddhistaltar.org/me ... ing-bowls/
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Post by Mantrik » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:06 am

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am
The seven bowls of water represent:

1 Argham - water for drinking
2 Padyam - water for bathing/washing
3 Pupe - flower garland
4 Dupe - incense
Aloke (a candle, not a bowl of water) - light
5 Gendhe - food
6 Nivedya - fragrant water for washing
7 Shabda - music

They are the traditional (Indian) order of offerings by which one welcomes a guest into their home.

https://www.tibetanbuddhistaltar.org/me ... ing-bowls/
Sometimes the 8th 'shabda' offering is represented by a bell.
Alternatively instead of water in the bowls, the actual substances can be used.
http://www.khyung.com

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Post by Eddo » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:48 am

Thank you

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Post by Grigoris » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:07 am

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:06 am
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am
The seven bowls of water represent:

1 Argham - water for drinking
2 Padyam - water for bathing/washing
3 Pupe - flower garland
4 Dupe - incense
Aloke (a candle, not a bowl of water) - light
5 Gendhe - food
6 Nivedya - fragrant water for washing
7 Shabda - music

They are the traditional (Indian) order of offerings by which one welcomes a guest into their home.

https://www.tibetanbuddhistaltar.org/me ... ing-bowls/
Sometimes the 8th 'shabda' offering is represented by a bell.
Alternatively instead of water in the bowls, the actual substances can be used.
All of the water offerings can be replaced with actual offerings. The eighth one is normally replaced with a conch shell.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Offerings...

Post by Mantrik » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:26 am

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:07 am
Mantrik wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:06 am
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am
The seven bowls of water represent:

1 Argham - water for drinking
2 Padyam - water for bathing/washing
3 Pupe - flower garland
4 Dupe - incense
Aloke (a candle, not a bowl of water) - light
5 Gendhe - food
6 Nivedya - fragrant water for washing
7 Shabda - music

They are the traditional (Indian) order of offerings by which one welcomes a guest into their home.

https://www.tibetanbuddhistaltar.org/me ... ing-bowls/
Sometimes the 8th 'shabda' offering is represented by a bell.
Alternatively instead of water in the bowls, the actual substances can be used.
All of the water offerings can be replaced with actual offerings. The eighth one is normally replaced with a conch shell.
I was taught to use a bell, but if you have a conch shell it is great to use. Recently discovered they are also used to offer milk to Nagas.
http://www.khyung.com

Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe
Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe
Thanno Garuda Prachodayath

Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्)

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