Where to burn incense sticks?

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Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by pael » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:31 am

May you burn incense sticks in fireplace?
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Re: Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:37 am

You mean the wood end, right?
Why not?
At temples they throw them into the joss paper burner. We dont have one at the house now and so we just throw them away in the trash. I felt bad about it at first before my wife said not to and that the wood end is not what we are offering, comparing it to feeling a need to burn the peel of oranges that have been offered, I have never heard of anyone doing that, have you?

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Re: Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by pael » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:00 pm

Do Buddhas approve Christian incense?
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Re: Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by Bodhinet » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:52 pm

pael wrote:Do Buddhas approve Christian incense?
Basically incense is made from plants, therefore and except if the incense was blessed and dedicated by the Church (I don't think it's the case, even if you buy it in a Christian store).
Well, I see no real reason to don't use a "Christian incense" on a Buddhist altar; however it exists as well Buddhist stores so to buy his/her incense there could be more appropriated, probably.

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Re: Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by Ayu » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:18 am

pael wrote:Do Buddhas approve Christian incense?
Maybe Christians won't approve burning their incence on a Buddhist altar? I'm not sure. Would it bother them?
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Re: Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by Grigoris » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:45 am

pael wrote:Do Buddhas approve Christian incense?
What do you mean by Christian incense?

If it is pure resins (frankincense, myrrh, styrax, etc...) then there is no reason why you cannot burn it.

Myrrh (guggul) is for wrathful practices

If it is the scented incense (rose, violet, etc...) commonly used in Orthodox countries, best to avoid it as you do not know what exactly it contains and it's contents may not be suitable for some types of offerings.
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Re: Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by Grigoris » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:54 am

pael wrote:May you burn incense sticks in fireplace?
Not if you use the fireplace for cooking meat or burning rubbish.
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Re: Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by pael » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:38 am

Grigoris wrote:
pael wrote:Do Buddhas approve Christian incense?
What do you mean by Christian incense?

If it is pure resins (frankincense, myrrh, styrax, etc...) then there is no reason why you cannot burn it.

Myrrh (guggul) is for wrathful practices

If it is the scented incense (rose, violet, etc...) commonly used in Orthodox countries, best to avoid it as you do not know what exactly it contains and it's contents may not be suitable for some types of offerings.
I was thinking scented Catholic rosary. I don't know what to do with it.
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Re: Where to burn incense sticks?

Post by pael » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:41 am

Grigoris wrote:
pael wrote:May you burn incense sticks in fireplace?
Not if you use the fireplace for cooking meat or burning rubbish.
Fireplace for producing warmth/aesthetic. Fire alarm don't like incense.
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