DBC - Collective Offering - Bliss & Wisdom 8 Auspicious Offering Items
Offering merits as a whole family collective with pure karmic force is definitely better than just one member making the offering. The altar will be set up with abundance of 8 types of offering items, delighting everyone upon sight for seeking wisdom and virtues.
B. Donor’s merits: merits accumulated from supporting the monastery to propagate the Dharma to benefit all beings, will be dedicated to sponsors.
☘️ Drinking water: offer to all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for use, seeking for all beings to be vastly relieved physically and mentally with compassion and by the Dharma.
☘️ Water: for washing by the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and seek for all obstacles to listen, contemplate and practice of the Dharma to be eliminated.
☘️ Bountiful flowers: offering all perfect and beautiful forms to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, seeking for dignified and pleasant appearance life after life.
☘️ Excellent incense: offering excellent fragrance to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, seeking upholding of pure precepts life after life, attaining the fragrant of perfect precepts.
☘️ Lamp: offering to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas the bright vision, seeking for all beings to achieve clear vision, filled with brilliant wisdom.
☘️ Perfume oil: offering to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas with the oil to seek purification of all non-virtuous habits such as greed, hatred, ignorance, etc.
☘️ Fruits: offering of food to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and seek for all beings to attain the merits of cultivation and attain the fruit of Buddhahood.
☘️ Music: offering delightful sound to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and seek for healthy ears and auditory function to learn the Dharma life after life.
🪔 Creating huge inscription for those seeking blessings and placed before the Buddha
🪔 Dedication of merits by Three Hundred 8-Precept holders from Maha-Prajnaparamita Repentance on 30 Sep 2023
🪔 Dedication of merits from 1 Oct 2023 Great Compassion Repentance Practice
🪔 Dedication of merits from 1 Oct 2023 Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Repentance Practice
🪔 Dedication of merits to those seeking blessings: healthy body and mind, elimination of all sicknesses, karmic obscurations, and afflictions, all matters are auspicious, increase in bliss and wisdom, and swiftly attain Buddhahood.