Photo of the lotus flower offering: Shakyamuni Buddha, King Earth Store Bodhisattva and Goddess of Mercy appearing to bless the offering
Giving food is blessed by the good deity of Buddha and Bodhisattva, and is true to the spirit.
...... Zhuge Changqing
After the food distribution, Shantoku students photographed Shakyamuni Buddha, King Earth Store Bodhisattva and Guanyin Bodhisattva with red lotus flowers shining in the starry sky, blessing the food distribution.
The Chinese culture is vast and profound.
The culture of food giving is an important part of Chinese culture.
Food giving was personally enlightened by Buddha Shakyamuni at the invitation of Bodhisattva Moon Love and Bodhisattva Ananda, and can be done by anyone.
The food offering has infinite merits such as making offerings to the good deities and sages of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas, overcoming debtors and sentient beings, harmonising the three realms, changing destinies and promoting cultivation.
At the end of the food offering, students of Shan De photographed Shakyamuni Buddha, King Earth Store Bodhisattva and Guanyin Bodhisattva with red lotus flowers shining in the starry sky.
The red lotus flower is a true reflection of the Buddha and Bodhisattva's good deity protecting the earth.
Giving food, which was personally prescribed by Buddha Shakyamuni at the invitation of Bodhisattva Moon Love and Bodhisattva Ananda, can be done by anyone.
It has infinite merits and virtues such as making offerings to the good deities and sages of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas, overcoming debtors and sentient beings, harmonising the three realms, changing destinies and promoting cultivation.
It is simple and convenient to give food, requiring only a cup of water, some rice, a ritual and a clean place to achieve immeasurable merits such as transcendence, accumulation of blessings, promotion of cultivation and change of destiny.
According to the Buddha, as long as one has a good heart, one can give food to men and women, the elderly and children, and those at home and abroad.
To give food, one must follow the rituals. For beginners, you can search for the Zhuge Changqing Food Giving Ritual (15 Steps in Brief).
The Buddha said that if you continue to give food, you will be blessed by all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and good deities.
The food-giving instructions given by the Buddha at the request of Moon Love Bodhisattva are recorded in The Buddha's Sutra on Giving Hungry Ghosts the Great Dharani of Manna Flavour; the food-giving instructions given by the Buddha at the invitation of Venerable Ananda Bodhisattva are recorded in The Buddha's Sutra on Saving Flaming Hungry Ghosts. Those who are so inclined can take the time to read it.
The food offering is blessed by the good deities of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas, and is true.
Do not do any evil and practice all good deeds.
Zhuge Changqing, I wish you success.
What are the acts of abstaining from killing and releasing
1. Do not kill a living being with your own hands.
2. Do not abet others to kill.
3. Do not help others to kill.
4. Abstain from eating meat.
5. Do not engage in trades related to killing.
6、Whenever there is worship, regardless of what is being worshipped, use vegetarian dishes, flowers and fruit, not animal gifts.
7. If you see someone killing a human being, you should discourage them or buy the animal to be slaughtered with money and release it. If this does not work, or if the person does not sell the animal, then you should have compassion for the slaughtered animal, and even better if you can recite the Buddha's name or mantra for it.
8. Do not abuse the animal.
9、Other actions that are contrary to killing.
10. Abstain from killing and releasing animals yourself, and advise others to do the same.
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