8.1. Regarding Lotus Lamps On lotus lamps Excerpt from Wenda 20161113A 39:22(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)Caller: Both practitioners X and Y are helping new practitioners set up an altar. X thinks that, unlike Bodhisattvas’ images, incense burners, cups,
Tend the altar often to retain devotion. 7.1 Tending Buddhist Instruments, the Offered Fruit and Fruit Trays Fruit should be washed and labels removed before offering. Excerpt from Wenda 20111225 01:01:15(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)Caller: Should we wash
6.1 Etiquette and taboos about altar Reverence matters the most When you worship the Bodhisattvas at the prayer hall, you must dress properly, keep your voice down, and wash your hands before paying respect to the Bodhisattvas. Look at the
Excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talk in Sydney, Australia, 5 September 2010When paying respect to the Buddhas, offering flowers will improve your appearance, and offering oil is good for our eyesight and for gaining wisdom. Some wise people
4.1 Different styles of an altar An open altarThis is the recommended style An enclosed altarWhen conditions don’t allow, say, if the environment is messy or if the altar is close to the kitchen or a couple’s room due to
It’s better to set up an altar where it’s bright, pure and clean.The best location would be next to a window in the living room. 3.1 The ideal location for an altar The best location for an altar is next
Guan Yin Bodhisattva/Nanjing Bodhisattva/Tai Sui Bodhisattva/Guan Di Bodhisattva, Guan Ping Bodhisattva and Zhou Tsang Bodhisattva 2.1 Guan Yin Bodhisattva Responding to all prayers and relieving sentient beings from sufferings Pray to Guan Yin Bodhisattva when encountering difficulties Introduction to Guan
Excerpt from Wenda20120323 32:00(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) You live in such a big house, yet you can’t set aside a small area for Bodhisattvas on a Buddhist altar? Do you think you are cultivating your mind well?