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............
Water...to 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~