Offerings to Buddha
An offering is made to buddha at Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai, Thailand. The act of offering is an act of dana – an act of generosity. So it’s an emotional and physical expression of our reverence:
- To the Buddha himself – the Perfectly Enlightened One
- To the Dharma – the Truth – sometimes we place holy Sutras and Mantras on altars to pay our respects to the wisdom elucidated within those sacred teachings.
- To the Noble Enlightened Ones like the Bodhisattvas – like Gwan Yin Bodhisattva who is a symbol of Great Compassion