Last week, I wrote about the “FIFTEEN MERIT DAYS: A GIFT FROM THE HEAVEN TO HELP PROTECT US FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE YEAR!” I suggest before you read on about today’s post, please read the first two parts of the said post to understand it better. Just click here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
Throughout the first fifteen days, there are going to be some special days wherein we celebrate or honor a day of a Buddha or Bodhisattva. I suggest you continuously check this blog every morning for 15 days starting today to know whether there is a special ritual for the day. It’s not everyday that we have this ‘special days’ within the Fifteen Merit Days.
Today, is the birthday of the future Buddha, Maitreya Buddha (also known as the Happy Fat Buddha). You can read more about Him by clicking here.
To earn extra merit you can recite:
- NAMO DANG LAI XIA XIENG MI LE CHUN FO (108x)
- OM MAITRI MAHĀ MAITRI MAITREYA SOHA (108x)
You can also offer the fruits, flowers, incense, light (candle) in front of an image of a Maitreya Buddha. Wearing an image of Maitreya Buddha will also earn you some merits.
Doing the above things will help ensure happiness, peace, and financial blessings this year.
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