The Fourth Day of the Water Land Dharma Function in Shaolin Temple--Sending Invitation to Mount the Platform at the Inner Shrine and Offering Food

发布日期:2020-09-06   字体大小:   

From Sept. 2 to 9, 2020, or the 15th day of the seventh lunar month, China Songshan Shaolin Temple grandly hosted a 7-day Water Land Dharma Function. It is the fourth day of the dharma assembly, inviting masters to mount the platform for dharma teaching and offering food meanwhile chanting sutra, repentance and extension and dedication at the outer shrine.

Masters were invited to preach the dharma at the inner shrine in the Water Land Dharma Function of Shaolin Temple at 3 o’ clock in the morning. At the inside and outside inner shrine, streamer, holy bridge, bath pavilion, bathtub, purified cup, purified water as well as incense, flowers, lamps, fruits and the like used in inviting masters to mount the platform giving a dharma teaching, which were all delicate and beautiful and solemn. The three masters walked into the shrine and invited eminent masters to give a dharma teaching. All vegetarian hosts followed masters to the outside shrine burning incense and scattering petals to invite Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, protective holy gods to the assembly, praying for Buddhas and saints present to bath, all sentient beings to release from the impure and gain the sudden enlightenment. The whole shrine was solemn and supreme.

The inner shrine, setting incense, flowers, lamps, paste fragrance, fruits and other sacrifice, hosted the inviting ceremony at 8 o’ clock in the morning. Masters presided over the dharma assembly according to ritual procedure and hosts followed masters finishing the ceremony.

There were lay Buddhists invited Vajra masters to mount the platform and set up the yoga yankou of the Three Bodhisattvas at 6 o’clock this day.

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