Puja: the triratna book of buddhist devotional texts
Here in one beautiful, illustrated hardback edition are collected the devotional rituals and verses used by the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order. The six – page introduction clearly explains the purpose of rituals in Buddhism, in particular the sevenfold puja. This poetic sequence of devotional moods found in Tibetan and Indian forms of Buddhism is used to encourage the arising of the Bodhicitta within us: the desire to seek Enlightenment for the sake of all living beings. Other rituals and verses include the shorter threefold puja, focused upon the Buddha, a dedication ceremony, mantras and traditional verses in Sanskrit and Pali with English translations. Although usually enacted communally, all the verses and rituals contained in this book can be performed alone.
Illustrations and Acknowledgements
The Sevenfold Puja
Refuges and Precepts
The Heart Sutra
Prajnaparamita Hrdaya Sutra