On the altar I have, there is a statue of Buddha, 7 water bowls, 2 candles, a plant and a singing bowl.
I would like to add a food offering. But I have 3 cats and think they would be on the altar eating anything I offer there. Their not picky eaters to say the least.
Would it be proper for me to make the food offering before I eat and remove it after I'm done?
I know if I leave it the cats will go for it. They leave the water in the bowls alone, but food I believe would be too great a temptation for them to resist.
Kindest wishes, Dave
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They teach us that life is what life is; flawed.
Yet with tremendous potential for joy and fulfillment.
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