A0349 Daily Visit to Cemetery 每日坟场常课

寄件者:Yutang Lin
收件者:Dharma Friends
日期: 2018年12月23日 上午4:45
主旨: A0349 Daily Visit to Cemetery 每日坟场常课

 

Every morning I go to the Sunset View Cemetery, nearby my home, in El Cerrito, California.
I bring with me rice and peanuts; rice was first offered to Buddha in the morning the previous day, and then offered to ghosts in the evening, and peanuts were offered to ghosts in the previous evening.
Upon arrival at a fixed spot, where there is a cement path stretching among graves, on Mondays and Thursdays, weather permitting, I will perform Powa service there.
After the Powa services or right away on the remaining days, I will scatter rice along the path so more animals will have access to them.
After rice was gone, then I turn around and scatter the peanuts on the way back from that end of the path. In this way I can avoid stepping on peanuts and crush them.
Turkeys, squirrels, crows, wood-peckers, various kinds of small birds, and seasonal migrating geese have shown up to have a breakfast, sometimes in large numbers.
And then, I will burn 7 sheets, or more when I pick up more sheets at a time, of Medicine Guru Buddha’s Mantra sheets, and pray to the 7 Medicine Guru Buddhas for all sentient beings suffering from illness, physical or mental.

When I am in town, I do these rain or shine.
When I am out of town, I ask some people who also comes to the cemetery daily in the morning to continue the scattering of rice and peanuts for me.

This morning it was sunny, and a visiting disciple took video shots of this daily routine.
The video clip has been posted at the following site:
http://www.originalpurity.org/gurulin/mp4/A0349_Guru_Morning_Routine.mp4

每天早上我都去我家附近的日落景坟场,位于加州爱舍利多市。
前一天早上供佛的米,在晚上转供鬼类;晚上还添供带壳花生给鬼类。这些米及花生就带去坟场。
到了固定的一处,那儿有一条水泥小径蜿蜒于众坟间。每逢周一及周四,天气许可,我就在此处修颇瓦法渡亡。
在修颇瓦之后,或者在其余日子,我马上沿着小径分撒米,以便更多动物能分享。
撒完米,我就转头沿着小径分撒花生;这样可以避免踩碎花生。
火鸡,松鼠,乌鸦,啄木鸟,好几种小鸟,以及季节性的候鸟都曾来用此早餐。有时会来一大群。
随后我就化药师佛咒圣符,至少7张(因为分取7次时,有时一次取多于一张),为所有在身心上有病苦的众生祈请药师七佛的加被。

我在家时,这个晨课,风雨无阻。
我因法务外出时,则请每日早晨都会来坟场的识者代劳撒米及花生。

今晨天晴,来访的弟子将这个晨课录成视频。
请利用上列的链接来下载。


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
圣诞快乐,新年吉祥!

May your family be healthy, peaceful and happy!
祝阖府健康、平安、快乐!
May all beings attain enlightenment soon!
愿一切众生早日成佛!
Yutang
钰堂


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