suitable offering/translation please?

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suitable offering/translation please?

Postby Devotee » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:59 am

Dear Dharma Friends,

I recently thought of blending incense powder to offer to Vajrayana and Chinese temples. (It is a hobby of mine). I was thinking of a blend: Pine resin, sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh and cinnamon. Is this blend an acceptable offering to Chinese and Vajrayana temples?

If so, please help me label the incense, because unlike Chinese sandalwood powder, this blend can only be burned over charcoal, fire, or blended with more wood powder. The label I was thinking of:

"Incense Blend: Pine, sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon. Burn over fire, charcoal, or blend with wood powder."

Or, more simply:

"Incense Blend: Burn over fire, charcoal, or blend with wood powder."

Can anyone please help me with translation into Chinese and Tibetan? (The Rinpoches are from Nepal and Bhutan. Will they understand Tibetan?) My PC can read/print Tibetan and Chinese, so that won't be a problem :-)

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you so much!

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Re: suitable offering/translation please?

Postby muni » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:24 pm

May you be safe from inner and outer harm.
May you be free from guilt, shame and hatred.
May you enjoy physical and mental wellbeing.
May you live with the ease of an open heart.
May you be awaken to your true nature which is an inexhaustible source of love, compassion and wisdom. _/\_ Anam Thubten Rinpoche.

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Re: suitable offering/translation please?

Postby Sonam Wangchug » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:19 am

Wow great deed your doing, thanks for your altruistic heart, by the way that incense sounds like it would smell delicious!

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