Make a water sacrifice and reap your blessings. Water Sacrifice When performing water sacrifice, the least number of water sacrifices are performed with 7, 8, 9 and 7, 8, and 9 bowls.
If the sacrificial bowl is made of good materials such as gold, silver, copper, it can be made of glass or porcelain. The sacrificial water should be clean, free of impurities and cold. At the time of offering the water sacrifice, the desire is created that all beings may attain enlightenment quickly, and that they may complete the Brahmin of giving without experiencing the pain of hunger and thirst until enlightenment. Also, it is commanded in the Sutra, “Preparation of Sacrifice and Baling, Opening the Door of Virtue” that by making a sacrifice with pure water, the ritual of purification of the evil and soaking the roots of the soul with the moisture of the Dharma will be smoothed.
When offering and harvesting the sacrifice, wipe the tsokka with a clean towel three times clockwise (to purify the sins committed by the body, tongue, and mind) three times, and three times counterclockwise (to receive God’s grace, commandments, and favors). Then purify the temples with juniper incense. As I cleanse every pore with incense and juniper smoke, I imagine that the soul of all beings is filled with enlightened wisdom, grace, and power. Placing an empty bowl face up in front of the idol means that nothing is being offered, so a small amount of water is sprinkled on each bowl before the water offering is offered at the altar.
When offering the sacrifice, one should start from the left hand side and collect it from the right hand side. Place the sacrificial piles close to the same line but not touching each other. It is said that the distance between the cones is the size of a grain of wheat, and if the distance between them is too close, it is said that there is a danger of feeling alienated from being too close to the teacher. Fill the top of the dough with the same amount of wheat seeds. Don’t be too full or too little. If the balls are not full enough, it is a sign of lack of wisdom, and if they are too full, it is a sign of increased wisdom.
The sacrificial water should be returned to the sun so that it does not foam, and at this time Lord Dorjnamjom’s “cloud sacrifice decree” or “Um namo waga vade bazaar sra bra mardane dadyaata um ba-zer ba-zer, maha ba-zer, maha deza ba-zer, maha vidya” Ba-zer, maha bodhi zidda ba-zer, maha bodhi mando basam garmana ba-zer sarva garma avarana visho-dana bazer sukha” is good if you recite the mantra three times. Then, the sandug powder with 6 sacred spaces is sprinkled a little on top of each water-filled cup and recited UM AA HUM. This purification mantra will protect you from obstacles in your charitable work and from spoiling the water sacrifice.
After performing the water sacrifice, devote the collected merits to bring all beings to enlightenment quickly. In the evening, empty the sacrificial bowls one by one and wipe them with a clean dry towel and put them face down. Do not put the empty cup face up on the altar. It is good if you water the flowers and vegetables without pouring the collected water, and you can sprinkle it on the roof. Also, you can put the sacrificed fruits and puddings on the altar for a few days, and after harvesting, you can enjoy them yourself without having to take them outside.