Monday, 8 February 2016

十方貴人廿四財神到你家










開正迎貴福祿壽。
喜春樂接文武財。
當年榮華朝堂昇。
今歲更進登桂閣。

開正第一帖分享,恭祝大家十方貴人長扶持,廿四財神隨左右。

恭喜恭喜。

開正三元來賜福



開正喫三元,
富貴和圓。

開春有三元,
廣進財源。

三元果,歷史悠久的吉兆小吃,古時在宮廷或富貴人家家中,過年過節一定必備,而且來客一定得吃了才能回家。

三元果,組合種類很多,但如今以“核桃”,“桂圓”及“荔枝圓”爲主。

在道教文化中,新春/開正/三元節/乞財或祭改時,必備給衆人結緣。

在民間,有著一種説法:喫了三元果,脫殼好運保。

今天是開正第一天,有機會,不妨吃三顆哦。

在此祝福大家:

新正開春第一天。
得福得祿得長壽。
丙申猴年頭一日。
慶和慶安慶團圓。

恭喜恭喜。

Sunday, 7 February 2016

上供春飯迎新春 Spring Rice Preparation








上供春飯迎新春 Spring Rice Preparation

在準備春飯(飯春)時﹐幾項事宜須注意﹐一切如下﹕

While Preparing the Spring Rice, there are a few steps to be aware of;

1 – 飯熟後﹐不能攪拌﹐只能取最上層的熟米飯作為春飯﹐取意﹕人上人。(01)

After the Rice is cooked, only scooped the Top Layer to make Spring Rice (Pic 01)

2 – 飯入碗﹐不可擠壓﹐只能輕輕鋪開以便飯粒顆顆分明﹐取意﹕明是非。(02)

Using a Clean Bowl to make Spring Rice, never push the Rice hard into the Bowl (Pic 02)

3 – 飯落外﹐不可丟棄﹐只能自己吃掉避免浪費寶貴食物﹐取意﹕懂珍惜。(02)

If any rice will to drop out, have to consume it and not to waste it.

4 – 飯添花﹐不可傾斜﹐只能將春花插正以示人正福有春﹐取意﹕添錦花。(03)

After placing the rice into the Bowl, place the Spring Flower first and remember to put it straight-up and not bent (Pic 03)

5 – 飯加棗﹐不可隱藏﹐只能將紅棗對乘放入春化左右邊﹐取意﹕早得貴。(04)

Only after placing the Spring Flower, then add in Red Dates. Do not press the Dates into the rice, allowed at least half the Dates to be seen (Pic 04)

6 – 飯上供﹐不可冷卻﹐只能乘燙熱之時與吉紅一起上供﹐取意﹕紅利豐。(05.1/.2)

After the Spring Rice is ready to place on the Altar, it must be presented to the Deities together with Ji-hong, a type of Traditional soft-candles (Pic 5.1/5.2)

記得春飯(飯春)供上后,衹有等到大年初五(隔開日)才能取下。

取下后,得仔細檢查看春飯(飯春)上的“膏”,之後以“膏”的顔色來預測新一年的運程。

顔色表如下:

紫黃,代表大富大貴,上天護佑,天官賜福。此顔色,十年難得一見,如若有,得行小答謝禮。

大紅,代表當年將有喜事,可期待好事上門,新婚者可有傳嗣之兆。

褐紅,代表吉利,但得注意口舌,不可與他人爭執。

褐或黑褐,代表運勢較低,健康得注意,小病馬上求醫,老人家不可遠行。

新春供品好吉兆













新春供品好吉兆

新春所上供之供品,每每都有一定的寓意。

在此分享一些較爲普遍的閩南供品及其寓意。

希望見者,皆能得其祝福,來年上蒼降福。

恭喜恭喜。

三無量。
大樂心。

丙申猴年。恭賀新禧



感謝大家這一年來的照顧與支持。



有你們在我身邊,我就有衝勁及動力,把道務辦的更好。



希望在新一年裏,我能做的更棒,不讓大家失望。



在此祝福大家:



丙申富貴添喜樂。

猴年大發萬事吉。



恭喜恭喜。

降吉祥三星福祿壽寶誥




降吉祥三星福祿壽寶誥

轉眼就到大年夜了,今天相信大家都會很忙,除了上供,團員,就是準備著迎接新正的到來。

道教文化中,在除夕亥時至新春開正子時,必定會設案迎接“福祿壽三星”。

此文化,源遠流長,至今也有幾千年之久了。

在迎接“福祿壽三星”,一定的行“開春科儀”及誦念《三星福祿壽寶誥》。

與此分享,希望大家今晚都用得到。

先祝福大家:

三星高照福祿壽。
四季平安財富貴。

恭喜恭喜。

三無量。
大樂心。

上清福星誥 
至心歸命禮。
太微垣內。南極宮中。道貫三才。
職司四府。示變化流通之理。
運衆生保命之機。精神不怠於勤勞。
宇宙丕彰於感格。
位尊南上。壽祿齊臨。
大悲大願。大聖大慈。
上清福星。天德星君。

上清祿星誥 
至心歸命禮。
太微垣內。南極宮中。玄穹覆育。
默持性命之權。丹象照臨。
潛定災祥之命。雖人間之異位。
惟精禱之可通。昔在劫初。運行不忒。
常纏黃道。端拱太微。
大悲大願。大聖大慈。
上清祿星。天佑星君。

上清壽星誥 
至心歸命禮。
太微垣內。南極宮中。玉字秘文。
演長生之妙理。金書奧旨。
示益算之明科。蘋蘩可達於眞庥。
齋戒仰瞻於南斗。
貴賤雖殊。災祥揆一。
大悲大願。大聖大慈。
上清壽星。天慶星君。


Thursday, 4 February 2016

立春上敬平安香



立春上敬平安香

道教上香之法,多不勝數,每種上香法都有個別的意思及代表性,而且還得配合不同場合,不同時節,來上不同的香。

立春來臨,以下兩種道教香法,可在立春開春之時敬上,之後看其變化來預測一年的吉祥:

1 – 四季祈福香

四季,既是春夏秋冬。

在上敬此香法時,爲了祈求一年四季皆能平安度過,大災除滅,小災免來。

上香后,以順時方向觀察,其中一支若有異樣,在那一季就得小心,如若香的高度相差一半,身體就得多加注意。

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2 – 六時平安香

道教之中及醫學之中,六時所指如下:

大暑,處暑,秋分,寒露,霜降,大寒

這六時是一年廿四節氣中,變化最大的六個時候,因此人在此六時最容易生病或身體會有異常變化。

在上敬此香法,也是爲了祈求全年平安健康,也可預測在那個時候的多加注意。


上香后,以順時方向觀察:

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大暑      處暑      秋分
大寒      霜降      寒露

在此分享,共大家參考。

祝福大家:

一年四季身體健。
六時無災多興旺。

恭喜恭喜。

三無量。
大樂心。

當年太歲及本命星君寶誥




當年太歲及本命星君寶誥



再過幾個時辰,便是《丙申猴年》立春的到來,也是《值年當政太歲星君》及《本命元辰星君》上任之期。



有與《值年當政太歲星君》及《本命元辰星君》相同年支者,記得在“安奉太歲星君”及“朝禮本命元辰星君”時,自己誦念該“寶誥”,之後在每月初一,初七,十五及本命日(生日),都得在神案前(沒神案者可對天)誦念“寶誥”。



除此之外,在新春期間,也可參與“大型禮斗法會”,道長們會爲您向《值年當政太歲星君》及《本命元辰星君》祈福并祭改。



在此祝福大家:



本命得佑光明興。

太歲除災前途旺。



三無量。

大敬心。



當生本命星君寶誥 

至心皈命禮。

玉虛天上。上清宮中。昭垂上曜之星。

爰列真科之宰。一歲而躔周六度。

四時而次按五行。統地下之群靈。                                 

回凶示吉。度星垣之本屬。化否成祥。

有感必通。無幽不燭。

大悲大願。大聖大慈。

上清天輪宮主照本命元辰大道星君。



值年太歲星君寶誥

至心皈命禮。

太上慈光。化生下土。

巡仙地而種寶茂丁。養眾生而救厄度苦。

靈通歲部。顯應王春。法帚成鞭。

玉犁化來。轉輪於六十甲子之中。

值事於五方丙土之下。遍遊山麓。

普坐命宮。大悲大願。大聖大慈。

化生度人濟苦天尊。






Wednesday, 3 February 2016

春神簡介








春神簡介

春神﹐在不同領域﹐不同時代﹐[扮演著不同的角色。

在古埃及﹐其春神名埃西﹐為大地之神的妻子﹐常伴大地之神左右﹐護佑眾生靈不受寒冷之苦。

在古希臘﹐其春神名柏瑟芬﹐為百穀之神﹐常賜滋身穀類於萬民﹐免去生靈疾餓之苦。

在古中華﹐我們的春神名苟芒(句芒)﹐由伏羲氏所化﹐位居東方﹐司春之職。

後在晉朝﹐春神與喜神相融﹐兩神和一成為有喜必迎春的說法。

新正來臨﹐春欲復始﹐立春到來,在此與各方同道分享一下各別不同造型的春神。

願大家﹕

迎春逢三喜。
財寶壽同聚。

相關春神喜神資料 Other Info on Spring Deity:




歲末南北斗星君察巡天下 Annual Inspection of Lord Nan Bei Dou before New Lunar Year


歲末南北斗星君察巡天下
Annual Inspection of Lord Nan Bei Dou before New Lunar Year

With the completion of the Inspection conducted by Heavenly Supreme Emperor Yu Huang (玉皇大天尊), it’s the turn for Star Lord Nan Bei Dou (南北斗星君) to conduct their Annual Inspection for the Year.

Upon completion of this Annual Inspection, Individual’s Conduct will be recorded and the Records will be used to Grade the Blessing for the Individual for the Year of Bing Sen Monkey Year (為丙申猴年察巡天下以定福禍).

This Year, the Inspection falls on 28th Day of Lunar 12 Month (臘月廿八日), which is 06 Feb, a Saturday.

For more detailed info on how to prepare for this Day, please refer to the following;

In Taoist Culture, 1 Day before the Lunar New Year’s Eve, is considered as the Inspection Day of Lord Nan Bei Dou (南北斗星君).

On this Day, Taoists will visit Temples or Set-up Altar at Home to usher in Lord Nan Bei Dou in-order to request for the Necessary Blessing for the Lunar New Year.

So what is the Main Purpose of this Inspection?

On the 25th Day of Lunar 12 Month, Heavenly Supreme Emperor Yu Huang (玉皇大天尊) had made his Inspection on the Mortal World to check on the on-going activities that Mortals are involved in and during this Inspection, Heavenly Supreme Emperor Yu Huang will definitely be there to check on the Good & Evil Doings of Mortals. And so, after this Inspection, Heavenly Supreme Emperor Yu Huang will need a Follow-up Inspection by the Associated Officers to do the Recording and so, before a New Lunar Year arrives, Lord Nan Bei Dou will be appointed to do the Inspection in-order for them to do the necessary Recording on the Credits, Merits, Sins & Debts of Mortals and from there, the equality-blessing will be bestowed upon the Mortal accordingly.

After the necessary Recordings are being made and being reported to Heavenly Supreme Emperor Yu Huang, on the 15th Day of Lunar 1 Month (農曆正月十五日), Heavenly Lord of Heavenly Realm aka Tian Guan Da Di (天官大帝) will be there to perform the Inspection and Distributing of Fortune & Prosperity to the Mortals (賜福人間) who have gained the necessary Blessing according to their Accumulated Credits & Merits.

Before that, On the Eve of Lunar New Year (大年除夕), Fu Lu Shou (福祿壽) – the Three Prosperity Stars will be there to distribute the necessary Blessing to the Mortals for the Lunar New Year. Due to this piece of Info is not being widely share among the Taoists & Chinese, a lot of People tend to mistaken that on the Eve of Lunar New Year is a Day to usher in the Deity of Wealth (財神), which is Wrong and this is just a Commercial Trick that Modern People had planned.

So what to do on this Day?

For Lord Nan Bei Dou’s Inspection Day, usually some simple Honouring being done will do.

Main Purpose of this Honouring is to Sincerely & Faithfully making Self-reflection & Reprimanding of One’s Wrong Doing for the past 1 Year and hoping by doing so, Lord Nan Bei Dou will be there to provide the necessary Guidance for Oneself and Oneself will be able to be Blessed by the Heaven for the next 12 Months.

Besides that, this is also to remind Oneself that from this Day onwards, Oneself shall be more Kind, Compassionate and Caring towards the others and also, Oneself must be responsible in ALL Physical & Verbal actions that Oneself has made.

So what to Prepare for the Honouring?

For the Offerings, Oneself can prepare the following:

1 – 3 cups of Chinese Tea or Water (三杯清茶/水)

2 – 5 Longevity Buns (五個壽桃包)

3 – 1 packet of Longevity Noodles (一份長壽面)

4 – 1 Huat Kueh (一個發糕)

5 – 1 Nian Gao (一個年糕)

6 – 1 set of Red Candles (一對紅燭)

7 – 3 Long Incenses (三支長壽香)

Once all the Offerings are Ready, just proceed to any nearby Temples to do the Honouring.

So what to Say during the Honouring?

Before Oneself make any form of Requests, remember to make 3 Sincere Bow and then Kneel down.

Upon Kneeling down, report Oneself’s Name, DOB, Residing Address, Today’s Date and the Request that Oneself making. After the Requesting, make 3 Bows and then stand up.

Remember, do not make any form of Un-realistic Requesting, especially to Lord Nan Bei Dou, San Guan Da Di (三官大帝), etc.

南北斗星君在上。
Nan Bei Dou Xing Jun Zai Shang

道門弟子XXX。
Dao Men Di Zi XXX

生于X年X月X日X時。
Sheng Yu X Nian X Yue X Ri X Shi

凡居XXXXXXX。
Fan Ju XXXXXXX

今臘月廿九日。
Jin La Yue Nian Jiu Ri

喜逢南北斗星君巡查天下。
Xi Feng Nan Bei Dou Xing Jun Xun Cha Tian Xia

道門弟子XXX與此祈求XXXXXXXX。
Dao Men Di Zi XXX Yu Ci Qi Qiu XXXXXXXX

在此獻上三拜敬禮。
Zai Ci Xian Shang San Bai Jing Li

以答謝南北斗星君庇佑之恩。
Yi Da Xie Nan Bei Dou Xing Jun Bi You Zhi En (三拜 Three Bows)

After the Honouring, what to do with the Offerings?

Do remember to bring back the Offerings, if Oneself got Altar at Home, place them on the Altar, if not, the Offerings can be shared among the Family Members.

Last of ALL, wishes ALL of You having a Nice Communication with Lord Nan Bei Dou before Lunar New Year arrives.

南北星斗巡天下。
造冊記錄奏玉駕。
一心顯誠千惡滅。
三叩九敬萬福降。

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

年糕的來源





年糕對大家來説,應該是“老朋友”了。

但很多人衹知道吃,而可能就不懂他的來歷了。

年糕的來源,可追朔至二千多年前,春秋戰國時代。

當時,伍子胥所屬國度正于其他過度相爭,因此年糕的發明,相等于一個值得人們深省的典故。

蘇州古城,在春秋時代是為吳國國都,吳王闔閭命伍子胥築城,在城墻建成後,吳王大喜,稱其城為“闔閭大城”,大宴眾將群臣慶功,但是,伍子胥卻有沒感到高興,反而悶悶不樂,因他知吳王驕奢,絕對不會防備越王勾踐和范蠡,國家遲早被吳王所毀滅。

因此,在凍人的寒天臘月,伍子胥開始囑咐其麾下部將們,先行以糯米作好許多黏糕,並將之埋於城牆之下。

在黏糕完成后,伍子胥密囑身邊隨從:“如若有天我戰死,國土難保,民飢無食,可往相門(蘇州主要城門之一)城下掘地三尺得此黏糕可食。”

果如所料,伍子胥後來遭誣陷身亡,吳國被越軍橫掃而滅。

這時都城斷糧,餓殍遍野,隨從突然想到了伍子胥生前的囑咐,便帶領百姓前往相門拆城掘地,這才發現原來相門下的城磚不是泥土做的,而是用糯米磨成粉做成的黏糕,城裡的百姓因此都以黏糕充饑獲救。

從此,蘇州人民為了紀念并銘記伍子胥的功績與忠烈,就在春節這一天家家吃黏糕(年糕),一直流傳到全國各地,流傳到今天。

在此分享,共大家參考。



新春富貴旺財法之二 Requesting of Blessing for Wealth for New Year








新春富貴旺財法之二
Requesting of Blessing for Wealth for New Year

Five Direction Wealth Formation (五方亨通迎富來)

財神比比是。
有緣自會來。
如果有需要。
一法定發財。

在此與各方同道好友分享” 新春富貴旺財法之二”﹐願大家能在新年內﹕

四季財來無法擋。
八面玲瓏好風光。

According to Old Chinese Lunar Year Custom Records (古時新年習俗記載), there are a few methods that one self can prepare in-order to gain the blessing of Wealth by the Deities of Wealth before New Year and during the New Year Period.

Heres another way to gain the Wealth Blessing.

So what shall be prepared?

一。 準備一張紅紙﹐尺寸為48公分*48公分

First, prepare a Red Paper with dimension of 48cm by 48cm. (If you cant get those red paper that used for Rituals/Ceremonies, just get any normal red construction paper from bookshop).

二。準備五色彩色水筆 (青/紅/黃或金/白(立可白/銀筆)/黑)

Second, prepare pens of the following 5 color, Green, Red, Yellow, White (can replace with white-paint or liquid-paper) & Black.

三。準備五個銅錢(元通寶/龍銀)

Third, prepare 5 Ancient Coins, if cant get the Ancient Coins, prepare 5 Singapore One Dollar Coins.

四。膠水

Forth, get a tube of UHU glue.

Once all these are ready, here we go with the preparation of the Formation.

So after preparing, what shall be done?

五。選一吉日﹐早上九時開始做

Choose a good day (according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar).

六。淨桌後將所有準備好的物件放於淨桌上

Place everything on a clean table and wait for the clock to hit 9.00Am (must be within 9.00 – 11.00Am in the morning).

七。九時正﹐攤開紅紙﹐在紅紙上順序畫上五色圈 (以銅錢/龍銀大小為準)

Once the clock shown 9.00Am, open up the red paper, draw a circle using the Green Pen first then follow by Red, Yellow, White and last Black (dimension of the circle, about the size of a 50cent Coin).

八。在畫完五色圈後﹐在圈內劃上太極圖

After drawing the circles, in the center of the circle, draw a Yin-Yang sign (white on left and black on right).

九。將銅錢/龍銀黏於太極圖上﹐五色圈內

After drawing the Yin-Yang sign, glue the Ancient or One Dollar Coin on top of the Yin-Yang sign.

After all the coins are being glued to the red paper, this is more or less considered complete for the first stage.

十。一切就緒﹐將準備好的紅紙放置在太陽下”曝晒”三刻鐘(45分鐘)

Now, bring the red paper with all the glued-coins to the window where you can get sunshine. Leave the red-paper under the tanning of the sun for about 45 minutes (remember, must be within 9.00 – 11.00Am).

After retrieving back from the tanning, the second stage is considered complete.

The most important stage, placing of the Wealth Formation.

十一(之一)。三刻鐘後。將其紅紙取回﹐如若是祈求自己財運順利﹐將其紅紙放於玄關處﹐將一張紅地毯放於上面﹐每日出門前踩一踩即可。

If one self is requesting for Self-Prosperity, place the Formation near to the Door-way, where one self can see when he/she exit and enter.

十一(之二)。三刻鐘後。將其紅紙取回﹐如若是祈求闔家財運順利﹐將其紅紙放於玄飯桌下即可。

If one self is requesting the Prosperity for the whole Family, place the Formation under the Dining Table (not necessary to glue it to the Table, just place somewhere that is visible).

Once the Formation is being placed, try not to let anyone touch it or shift it.

十二。在來年臘月十六日尾牙日送化即可。

Only after the 16th Day of Lunar 12 Month of Next Year, then the Formation can be taken down and discard away.