Concept

Offering (Buddhism)

Summary
In Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Typical material offerings involve simple objects such as a lit candle or oil lamp, burning incense, flowers, food, fruit, water or drinks. Within the traditional Buddhist framework of karma and rebirth, offerings lead to the accumulation of merit, which leads to: :* a better rebirth in the cycle of birth and death (Pali: vattagamini-kusala)
:* progress towards release from suffering (Pali: vivattagamini-kusala).
These offerings often act as preparation for meditation. In some traditions, two different types of offerings are identified: *material or hospitality offerings (Pali: amisa-puja or sakkara-puja) *practice offerings (Pali: patipatti-puja) Material offering Material offerings are considered external offerings of "words and deeds." Material offerings nurture generosity (Pali:dāna) and virtue (Pali: sīla). The
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