Adamantine wrote:WeiHan wrote:Adamantine wrote:
And Riwo Sang Cho is really meant as a vast offering to all the realms of beings, if you just offer one stick of incense, it really is not so generous. Although, offering a single stick of the highest quality incense to one's shrine in the morning may be wonderful, when doing a sang offering if using incense sticks then you should not offer less than three so as to generate sufficient offering smoke.
Beside taking longer time to setup, the charcoal is actually more expensive than the incense or powder.
I find a website to buy very cheap incense but it has to be in bulk.
http://www.creativehandnepal.com/shop.p ... ct_id=3725
Looking at the low price compare to other shops, you can't help but conclude that middleman has strip off a huge percentage of the profit.
That is "Kur Sur" powdered incense, not "Riwo Sang Cho" mix. I am not sure why you think they are comparable, I thought I did a decent job of explaining the precious ingredients in Riwo Sang Cho mother-mixes, which obviously you would not find cheap, even if you made it yourself from scratch! Don't confuse it with other various types of powdered incense. Using the wrong substances for Riwo Sang Cho could bring opposite results than desired. For instance, I have a friend who was using some kind of incense powder from a Santeria shop in her home. Who knows what was in that. I noticed there were little plastic gold sequins mixed in. Burning plastic or other toxic-to-the-environment substances will only upset the Mamos and other classes of beings.....
All their incenses are much cheaper, not only sur incense. they also have a Riwo Sangcho incense stick which is much cheaper too.
And also, I have the impression that Sur powder contain all the ingredients required in a Riwo Sangcho offering. This is clearly explained in Zopa Rinpoche's teaching. And yes.. it contains precious metals like gold and silver.
Shechen Monastery also offer a Riwo Sangcho incense powder which is sold at 150 rupees per bag (which is very cheap).