Wealth God Invitation Practice for the 2021 Xin Chou Year

【True Buddha Foundation Dharma Affairs Department Announcement】
TBF-DA Announcement # 0001: Lunar New Year Wealth God Invitation
Dharma King Living Buddha Lian-sheng Transmission of the Wealth God Invitation Practice for the 2021 Xin Chou Year


《Xin Chou Lunar New Year Wealth God Invitation Practice》

  1. Prepare the following items:
    1. Three stems of auspicious grass
      (Because the Xin Chou Year is the Year of Ox, and an ox eats grass, preparing auspicious grass symbolizes auspiciousness and good luck in the new year.)

    2. A Red Treasure Bowl
      (In the 2021 Xin Chou Year, the south and the north are lucky directions. The south belongs to fire, so a red treasure bowl is used.)
      The red treasure bowl is completely filled with treasure, jewels, etc. The stems of auspicious grass are inserted in the bowl.

      The directions of the five elements as described in the Grand Rules of the Book of History in China are center-yellow, east-green, south-red, west-white, and north-black.

  2. When to invite wealth deity: (either of the following two days)
    9th day of the first lunar month (Sat. Feb. 20, 2021, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM) or
    10th day of the first lunar month (Sun. Feb. 21, 2021, 9:00-11:00 AM)

  3. Performing the Ritual:
    Carrying the red treasure bowl with three stems of auspicious grass inserted in it, step out the front door of one’s home. Face to the south, then take eight steps while reciting, “Wealth God, please come into my home!”
    In this way, one picks up the wealth god and brings the deity home. After returning home, place the treasure bowl in the wealth corner of one’s home.

Best Regards
True Buddha Foundation
Dec. 20, 2020
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【True Buddha Foundation Dharma Affairs Department Announcement】
TBF-DA Announcement # 002
Q&A Concerning Xin Chou New Year Invitation to Wealth Deity Practice (Part 1)


Q1: How does one perform the practice if one lives in an apartment building?
A1: Step out the front door of one’s apartment building, face south, and take eight steps while reciting “Wealth God, please come into my home!”

Q2: What if one’s residence faces the north?
A2: Step out the front door, face south, then take eight steps in place while reciting “Wealth God, please come into my home!”

Q3: What if one does not have enough space to take eight steps south from one’s front door?
A3: One may take short steps, or one may take the eight steps in place.

Q4: What if there is a major street right outside one’s front door?
A4: Take short steps or take the steps in place. Exercise caution around traffic.

Q5: Does one need to replace the auspicious grass with new grass throughout the year?
A5: Once the ritual is complete, there is no need to replace the grass anymore.

Best Regards
True Buddha Foundation
Dec. 20, 2020





Translated by True Buddha Translation Teams
Translator: Henry Wolf
Editor: DJ Chang

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