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Vegetarian offering to the Gods/Deities
Vegetarian offering the Gods/Deities 02 / 24 / 2024
This day is for praying for the blessings and protection of the living. The ‘Golden Light Sutra 金光明经’ records that at the Golden Light Assembly, the heavenly gods made a vow in front of the Buddha to always protect Buddhism, practice the right Dharma, diligently cultivate good deeds, stay away from evil acts, and also, as entrusted by the Buddha, to patrol the human world and help those who practice and are virtuous. To acknowledge the merits of these heavenly protectors, offerings such as incense, flowers, lamps, and fruits are prepared to show gratitude and respect, and at the same time, to pray for the blessings of the living. It is generally believed that twenty four different heavenly gods are involved, each governing different aspects.
Twenty Four God/Deities 二十四诸天
16.”Spirti of the Bodhi Tree” 菩提树神
21.Kinnara king 紧那罗王
22.Emperor Ziwei 紫薇大帝
23.Emperpor Dongyu 东岳大帝
24. Thunder God 雷公