供地球仪
Offering Terrestrial Globe

林钰堂
Yutang Lin

 

陈祖师的佛堂,在供桌侧安设一个地球仪。我追随上师之后,也效法之。

目前寓所的小佛桌上,我也安置了一个小小的地球仪(见附图)。每天晨午晚三次供佛时,就顺时针稍转一下,使得不同的区域朝向诸佛;表示为不同地域的众生求佛加持——当然,根本存心是平等地为一切众生祈请,而这样转动,则是表示不忘尚未直接朝向佛的众生。

这样做,也能助长行者对众生的时时关怀,所以写出来与大家分享。

 

二○二○年二月廿九日
养和斋    于加州

 

In Patriarch Chen′s altar room there is a terrestrial globe besides the altar table. Since I followed his steps, I have also done the same.

On the small altar table of my current residence I have also placed a small terrestrial globe (See photo inserted above). Thrice daily, when I make offerings to the holy ones in the morning, at noon, and in the evening, I turned the globe clockwise a bit so that different areas will face Buddhas directly, and thus signifying that I am praying for all beings in various areas—of course, the basic intention is to pray equally for all sentient beings, and by thus turning the globe, it signifies not forgetting beings who have not yet faced Buddhas directly.

Practicing in this way may help Dharma practitioners to cultivate their constant caring for all sentient beings, and hence I put it down in writing for all to share.

 

February 29, 2020
El Cerrito, California