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What Insence do you use?

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What Insence do you use?

Postby Moth » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:10 pm

I'm looking for recommendations on incenses I can use for offerings. The last few I tried smelt awful...
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Re: What Insence do you use?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:53 pm

Greetings,

I don't use much, but my stock-standard one is just something I get from the local Asian grocery. I can't read what brand/variety it is, but it's characteristic trait is that the sticks are quite long and flimsy. Scent-wise, it's not too strong, and I suspect that's why it (or something not too dissimilar) is used in a Buddhist temple I visit sometimes here in Melbourne. The sticks look a bit like this, and are very cheap...

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If I want something more Indian, but still good value, I would go with Nag Champa.

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Re: What Insence do you use?

Postby andre9999 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:54 pm

I'm a sandlewood guy.

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Re: What Insence do you use?

Postby Digger » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:37 pm

Sorry for my uneducated question - what is the purpose of insense? What is it you are offering? Who are you offering this to?

Thanks in advance for your answers.
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Re: What Insence do you use?

Postby Laurens » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:45 pm

"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."

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Re: What Insence do you use?

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:02 am

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.


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