Video: Incense Offering to Dorje Shugden
The practice of offering incense has many benefits, amongst them purification of the surrounding environment. It is also an offering of scent to the deities to create the positive potential to hold one’s vows and to practise the perfection of morality.
This video covers the history, significance and method of performing the Dorje Shugden incense offering ritual known as ‘Sangsol’ as well as the incense offering prayer composed by Serkong Dorje Chang.
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Stella CheangPosted on November 22, 2016 #1 Author
In Buddhism, incense is used to puja offering and purification. Lord Buddha use incense as a parable to uphold vinaya to create pure scent and pure smell. An example is the story of Magadha Sangmo, the daughter of one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s lay disciple and a primary patron. Offering incense reminds us to constantly uphold our vows and commitments purely. The offering of incense also signify the restoration of our broken vows and commitments. Thank you for this video.
FongPosted on March 31, 2017 #2 Author
Sangsol actually means the incense with propitiation. It is nprmally burned at pujas and as offerings. Offering of incense as such is akin to upholding of vows and commitments. The pure scent is indicative of upholding morality.
The prayer is especially meaningful as it offers the incense to the Three Jewels, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, gods, dewas and local guardians of the area.
Ever since my husband and I were introduced to sang offering, we make this offering everyday except when we are travelling. We especially love to offer the Tibetan incense with herbs.
yin pingPosted on November 5, 2017 #3 Author
Incense burning is common in many religious rituals. In Buddhism, incense offerings is a sacred offering to honor The Three Jewels. Incense is akin to upholding one’s morality. It is good to do incense offerings practice daily because it reminds us to uphold our vows and commitment purely and constantly. Besides, the benefits of incense offerings are to restore our broken vows and commitments, creating causes of long life and good health and also increase merit of a person to further their dharma practice.
Tsem Rinpoche recommended students to make incense offerings to invoke protection and blessing from the protector when there are obstacles and danger in the lives. We can invoke upon the protector by burning a small amount of incense combine with a bit of protector incense and protector rice when we are at unclean or dangerous environment.