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Saturday, December 28, 2013
Riwo Sang Chhod DIY (煙供法)
Riwo sang chhod is also
called “burnt offerings on the mountainside”. It is a pith instruction from
Lhatsun Namkha Jigme’s terma (hidden treasure) cycle. Basically according to “The
Accomplishment of Life Force for Masters of Awareness” (Rigdzin Sokdrup), if
anyone who wants to perform this ritual he or she must do the below steps:
·Find a suitable
place to carry out this ritual: mountainside, in your back garden, in the
wilderness etc. Where ever you choose, please make sure the surrounding is
·Prepare a clean
vessel or hearth and start a bon fire with good clean wood. By good wood
meaning the woods with fragrance such as sandal wood, or to the least avoid
using thorny wood as fuel.
·After that, gather
some dry food stuffs such as biscuits, flour, milk powder, ghee etc. and then
throw all the items that you have prepared into the fire. Sprinkle them with
blessed water to purify impurities. Basically, the idea is to create clouds of
·When you are
ready, find a place where you will not be interrupted while keeping an eye on
the hearth, perform a simple prayer that comprises of:
oExpress your intention of conducting this ritual;
e.g. to remove obstacles.
oPerform supplication to your lineage specific gurus
or patron gods and goddesses.
oInvite spirits, demons, or any karmic creditors
past and present to come and enjoy the smoke offering.
oVisualize that the smoke has turned into foods and
drinks to all of the guests.
oThink that all the guests have enjoyed the food and
are now satisfied.
oWhen this is done, tell the debtors verbally that
since they have enjoyed the food offered by you; they should help you to remove
any obstacles that have troubled you so far. Not forgetting to tell the guests
if they don’t comply with your requests, you will subdue them with any
available magic rituals.
oAfter that you should say out loud that since there
is no objection, then all the obstacles past and present are now cleared.
oAt this point, you may perform additional prayers
§Attract wealth and
drink ritual to all your patron spirits.
oLast but not least, don’t forget to thank all your
guests and dismiss them.
oYou may perform an auspicious prayer for world
peace if you so wish desire.
·Please be seated
until the hearth is cold and make sure that you don’t let naked flames
unattended, for your and others safety.
·You must also
avoid disturbing the hearth until it is completely cooled down as it is said
that some of the guests might still be around.