火神阿格尼的教導

如何設置聖壇/祭壇及開啟光門

祭壇 – 我該如何運用它?

通常我們的祭壇會擺飾各式各樣的物品,在大多數的祭壇上都可以找到其中幾樣。
一個或多個照片或符號。
兩支蠟燭。
線香。
念珠。
火碗或火典用的容器。

如果我有一位靈性的老師,當他不在我的身邊時,我內在的態度提醒我,當我接近老師時,如同我接近祭壇,我脫下鞋子,全神貫注於老師,避免將腳伸向他。

當我想為這相遇而敞開自己,我會點燃一對蠟燭作為光之門,透過它我遇見我的老師。用火柴或打火機點燃蠟燭都沒關係,首先我點燃左邊的蠟燭,然後點燃右邊的蠟燭。與我的老師會面時,避免在此儀式期間與房間中的其他人聯繫,不要聊天,關閉電話。

然後,我用左邊的蠟燭點燃線香,並用它祝福我的老師,我交出我自己,如同線香臣服於火。我沒有什麼期望,只想成為在我老師祭壇上,如同聖灰一樣,如果我的老師本人在這個房間,我會祝福他而不是他的照片。

我用念珠來覆誦真言,我會數算在念珠上的珠珠,遵守九的倍數來覆誦。九,是永恆不變的象徵,每個數字乘以九,其每位數的加總都會等於九。我在拇指和食指之間移動念珠,食指象徵著自己的小我,拇指象徵神。我將食指尖放在拇指尖上,透過這個手印將我的小我交給神。

我使用火碗或火典用的容器,來進行火的祭典來淨化我的行為,並將其服務於我的老師。在火中,我意識到自己在他及我的靈魂中,如同在濃煙朝他升起。
即將結束使用祭壇前,我雙手合十向我的老師鞠躬,並說:Jai Guru Dev ,意思是:勝利歸於神聖的老師,然後我先熄滅左邊的蠟燭,然後熄滅右邊的蠟燭,即關閉了光之門。

當我清潔祭壇時,我會以相同的方式來服務,我用乾淨的毛巾擦拭祭壇如同用毛巾擦洗我的老師。

Jay Guru Dev

(感謝東方紅龍光中心的翻譯)

My altar – how do I use it?

Typically, our altars have various objects, several of which can be found on most altars. One or more images or symbols that describe the orientation of the altar.
Two candles.
Incense.
A Mala.
A fire bowl or an Arathi vessel.

If I have a spiritual teacher, I approach him in the outside during his physical absence, as I approach my altar. My inner attitude adapts to that. I approach my altar as I approach my teacher. I take off my shoes, focus on my teacher with my heart, avoid extending my feet to him.

When I want to open up for the encounter, I light the candles as gates of light, through which I walk to meet my teacher. It does not matter if I light the candles with matches or a lighter. First I light the left candle, then the right candle. I am open to meeting my teacher and avoid contact with others in the room during this ritual, do not chatter, have my phone switched off.

I then light an incense stick on the left candle and bless my teacher with the burning incense stick. I surrender to myself as the incense surrenders to the fire. I do not expect anything but to be on the altar of my teacher as holy ashes. Should my teacher be physically in the room, I bless Him and not His image.

The Mala I use for mantra recitation, I count the mantras on the pearls of the Mala, to abide to a ninefold repetition. Nine as a symbol of the imperishable that does not change. Each number multiplied by nine remains in its checksum nine. I move the mala between thumb and forefinger, whereby the index finger symbolizes my ego and the thumb God. I bring my ego to God in this Mudra, where I place my index finger tip on the tip of my thumb.

I use a fire bowl or Arathi vessel as a fire sacrifice to purify my actions and place them in the service of my teacher. In the fire I recognize myself in Him and my soul as it rises in the smoke to him. At the end of my altar session, I bow with folded hands to my teacher, Jai Guru Dev, victory to the Divine Teacher, and I close the gates of light by first extinguishing the left and then the right candle.

When I clean the altar, I do the same in the same posture as in the altar. I use clean towels as I would use them to wash my teacher. Jay Guru Dev

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