Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Offering #3-Flowers

When offering flowers, this signifies the practice of generosity and it opens up the heart!
Remember this when you offer will make your heart sing!...and Buddha's too!
: )

Friday, September 4, 2009

Offering #2- Water to wash the Feet~

Offering water to wash the feet: This is clear water mixed with incense or sandalwood which is made as an offering to all enlightened beings' feet. The symbolic meaning is purification. By cleansing the feet of the enlightened beings, we cleanse all our own negative karma and obscurations. By making offerings to clean the enlightened beings feet, we are really cleaning the "feet" of our own mind.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Buddhist Symbols~ Offerings

The next few days (eight to be exact) we will cover the eight offerings to Buddha. Each one has it's own relevance to honoring the Buddha. I love learning these wonderful things and sharing them on my blog.

Enjoy the next week of offerings and know that as I blog each one I will also physically honor the Buddha with each offering. Join me?

We will start with the first one............ cleanse the mouth and/or face.

Offering water to cleanse the mouth or face: It signifies auspiciousness or all the positive causes and conditions which bring positive effects. So, make an offering of water which is clean, fresh, cool, smooth, light, delicious, comfortable to the throat and stomach - these qualities are the qualities of auspiciousness.

Blessings of peace~