By Michael Perrott, Sharpa Tulku
Comprises translations of texts required to accomplish the ritual fireplace delivering for peace linked to six meditational deities. This booklet talks approximately 13 deities in accordance with the Gelugpa culture of Tibetan Buddhism.
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If there are no hindrances this is not necessary. The Actual Offering of the Materials to be Burned The offering sticks: Then fragrant, thornless, sappy sticks, anointed at the ends with both butter and honey, having a length of twelve finger-widths and the thickness of the little finger, should be offered, either in pairs or individually, with the tips towards the deity. They should be held between the thumb and ring finger in the mudra of Best Bestowing, (while saying), All the offering sticks become of the nature ofBodhi-wood.
All is) clear and unobstructed. In the hearth, generated from RAJy1, is a triangular fire at the centre of which, upon a variegated lotus and sun, from RAJy1, arises a rosary. From the complete transformation of that arises a fire deity, with a white body, a very peaceful expression and one face. Of his four arms, the right two hold a white lotus and a crystal rosary, the left two a receptacle and a conch. He is dressed in white silk and adorned with jewel ornaments. The triangular fire at his heart is marked by RAJy1.
AH HRIH PRA WARASADKARAM PADY Aly1 PRA TICCHA HU1y1 SWAHA. The five sense offerings and music: OM SARVA TATHAGATA PUSPAM PRATICCHA HOM SWAHA OM SARV A TATHAGAT A DHUPE. PRATICCHA H0l'y1. t\HA OM SARVA TATHAGATA NAIWITE PRATICCHA HOM SWAHA OM SARVA TATHAGATA SAPTA PRATICCHA HOM SWAHA OM SARVA TATHAGATA ROPA PRATICCHA HOM SWAHA OM SARVATATHAGATA SAPTA PRATICCHA Ho"M SWAHA OM SARV A TATHAGATA GANDHE PRATICCHA HOM SW AHA OM SARV AT ATHAGATA RASA PRATICCHA HOM SWAHA OM SARVA TATHAGATA SPARSA PRATICCHA HUl'y1 SWAHA It is the tradition to make offerings of the five sense objects, music, and the five desire objects in extensive form.
A Manual of Ritual Fire Offerings by Michael Perrott, Sharpa Tulku