67. Preparation for Generating Bodhicitta II — Making Offerings
Longchen Nyingtik Meditation 67
Take refuge and arouse bodhicitta.
In front of the representations of the Three Jewels, arrange as many offerings as your resources permit, especially food sculptures made from butter, powdered incense, and incense body powders.
Mentally create cloudbank offerings of the human and celestial realms: exquisite flowers, butter lamps, palaces, magnificent landscapes, and retinues. Upon these, add more adorable objects in all varieties, plus the seven precious emblems of royalty, the eight auspicious symbols, and so on. With devas and devis playing music, dancing, and singing, all these are offered to the Three Jewels of our Saha world and other world systems.
With both physically arranged and mentally created niceties,
These I make offerings on an unsurpassable and vast scale.
Let there be flowers, incense, lamps, water, and food,
Canopies, tasseled umbrellas, flags, and lovely music,
Victory banners, fly whisks, waist drums, and so on;
My body, my wealth, and my cherished belongings,
I offer all these to the sublime teachers and the Three Jewels.
Dedicate the merit of your practice to all sentient beings.