catmoon wrote:The muffin offering is a wonderful idea but...
Is it even possible to get the muffins to the place of offering before they get eaten?
Mightn't this turn out to be the briefest offering in history?
A lesson in impermanence, maybe? Lol. Only a lama's closest disciples could be trusted with the task of guarding muffin offerings.
But on a serious note, it's very bad to steal (and eat!) offerings which were intended for the Three Jewels.
But perhaps a very compassionate lama could hold a grand muffin tsog in which everyone could rejoice in both Dharma and muffins.
I take refuge in the Three Jewels--and I also happen to like muffins. Speaking of muffins, the muffin concept isn't really understood in Hungary. I once received a chocolate muffin for dessert, but it was almost a cupcake. Clearly, some muffin missionaries are needed here...
Okay back to topic. Given the irresistable nature of muffins, perhaps a monastery in the west could make and sell muffins to generate revenue? "Monk muffins"? Muffins are probably more Buddhist than wine.