When we burn incense, naturally there would be ashes left behind. Or when we offer flowers and it has become wilted (although one should not allow the flowers to wilt on the altar), what do we do with them?
Flowers that were offered to the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas, or incense that were offered are considered items that has become holier than their ordinary counterpart because they were offered to supreme holy beings.
It is customary in Zen Buddhist temples that these items are not thrown out directly. So how do we dispose of them?
Incense should be collected then scattered over plants or the garden. Flowers should be taken out before they wilt. Once they are fully wilted, it is suggested to bury them so that become fertilizers, or at the very least put them in a clean red papers bags before throwing them out.
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One of the most common concerns of parents is harmony or disharmony amongst siblings. Feng Shui has a big role in ensuring that siblings remain harmonious.
To ensure that disharmony amongst siblings (brothers and sisters) doesn’t happen, one has to make sure that children’s/ siblings’ doors don’t open to a long hallway. If all the bedrooms of the siblings open to a long hallway, this symbolizes too many ‘mouths’ trying to get or release chi. If this happens, it will surely make a lot of fighting and will create a major disharmony amongst siblings.
To counter this Feng Shui blunder, you can put paintings on the wall of the hall, plants, and big crystals. The remedies will work to regulate the flow and balance all the ‘mouths’ eating and releasing chi.