Sunday, 17 December 2017

《道教正一文化。冬至祭籙。祭酒閱章》






《道教正一文化。冬至祭籙。祭酒閱章》

於【正一道宗文化】之內,每逢【三元八節】或者【四立十值】,「入道門之人」,就必定得「行科演法」,以便將「自己」的「功課」完成。

而【授籙奏職】之【籙士】,就得依照不同的「時節」,把【符籙】請出並【祭煉】。

再過幾天,便是一年一度的【冬至聖節】(【八節】之一),也是【正一道宗】門下【籙士】們得將【祭酒秘籙】請出【祭煉】之日。

於【授籙奏職】及【調軍安籙】之時,【三師】或者【引進師】便會將「口訣」及「行籙之法」傳授給各別【籙士】,而在【祭煉秘籙】時,就得依照其「秘法」,以調召神兵,等等。

就以【祭酒秘籙】(【明清】稱《祭酒真經》),就得依照以下步驟來【祭煉】:

1-        祝香請籙
2-        啟笥閱籙
3-        花押開籙
4-        步罡化神
5-        點訣召將
6-        望治調兵
7-        鎮壇屯兵
8-        祭煉秘籙
9-        對治祭酒
10-奉送經懺
11-謝壇歸位
12-等等

已【授籙者】或已【安籙者】,記得在這個來臨的【冬至聖節】,依照你們的「師承」【祭煉秘籙】,不然【授籙】後不【祭煉】,那就等於「白授」了。

於此簡單分享,供大家明瞭。



Saturday, 16 December 2017

《丁酉雞年。冬至聖日》


《丁酉雞年。冬至聖日》

冬節大過年,
戶戶慶賀。

甜圓小而暖,
人人歡愉。

Winter Solstice for Year 2017

Time flies and Time passes, its again the end period of a Lunar Year and so, All Taoists and Chinese will be preparing to celebrate the Winter Solstice Festival aka Dong Zhi Day.

For Year 2017, Dong Zhi Day aka Winter Solstice falls on 22 Dec, a Friday, starting time at 00:29 Hours.

So what is Winter Solstice?

According to Scientific Explanation, Winter Solstice is a Day of the starting of the change of the Weather and also the Sun-shining duration for both the North & South Hemisphere (南北半球).

And so, from this Day onwards, the Sun-shine Duration for the North Hemisphere will be shorter and vice-versa for the South Hemisphere.

And this is why, in one of our Old Hokkien Saying, for those Lazy Ladies who are not able to wake up early in the Morning, she wont be able to finish her chores in A Day.

So what Winter Solstice means in Chinese Custom?

In Chinese Custom, Winter Solstice Festival will be the Day for the Chinese to celebrate their Harvesting of the Year and also to have a Reunion Gathering with the Family Members.

Besides that, Taoists and Chinese will have to pay respect to Deities & Ancestors, returning the Gratitude to them for the necessary Blessings for the Year.

In Taoist Records, this is a Day that Taoists will visit Temples to pay respect to Deities in-order to request for Blessings and also, the eliminating of debts and sins. In some Big Taoist Temples, Priests will conduct Rituals/Ceremonies for Taoists and other Followers to participate in.

So what are the Traditional Items that are associated with Winter Solstice Festival?

In Ancient Era, the Chinese will prepared Buns, Pastry, etc, to celebrate whereas in Summer Period, Chinese will prepare Noodles for the Celebration.

After a certain period, Chinese changed they habit of eating Buns & Pastry to eating of Sweet Dumplings aka Tang Yuan (湯圓).

Tang Yuan, shape in Round or Ball, represent Reunion, Happiness and Full. This does not only represent Reunion for the Family but also, represent having a Nice Round-off for the Years’ Harvesting.

Till today, the Chinese still practice the consuming of Tang Yuan to get the Blessing of Reunion and Happiness.

So how and what to prepare for the Honouring of Deities and Ancestors?

For those who have Altars, dedicating to Deities and Ancestors, at home, remember to wake up early in the Morning to prepare the Tang Yuan aka Ee.

Nowadays, due to busy working life of the Modern Adults, Tang Yuan can be brought from Supermarket in Ready-made packing. Oneself just need to get a little bundle of Pandan Leaves and a pack of Red/Brown sugar and the cooking of Tang Yuan will be able to take place.

After the cooking is ready, scoop the Tang Yuan into 3 Bowls for offering to the Deities and at least 2 Bowls for the Ancestors (1 bowl for Male Ancestors and other for Female Ancestors).

Remember to prepare some Paper Offerings such as Tian Gong Jin (天公金) and Shou Jin (壽金) for Deities, Gold & Silver Papers (金銀紙) for Ancestors.

Wait for about 15 minutes; send off the Paper Offerings for the Deities and after 3 rounds of Offering Incenses to Ancestors, the Gold & Silver Papers can be sent off.

Usually after the Offering, the Tang Yuan can be retrieved back and distributed out to the Family Members for eating. Do not throw them away, cos All consuming items on Dong Zhi Day cannot be waste.

In order not to left the Altar empty, after retrieving the Tang Yuan from the Altar, oneself can prepared a set of Five Oranges to replace the Tang Yuan.

Dong Zhi Da Guo Nian (冬至大過年)

In Chinese, we have a Saying of Dong Zhi Da Guo Nian (冬至大過年), meaning that, Dong Zhi Day is a Day that worth Celebrating and this Celebrating must be as Grand as the Celebration of Lunar New Year.

Why is there such a practice?

According to Chinese Belief, Winter Solstice is a Day of Changes not only in the Weather and Sun-shining Duration, but also the Luck and the Natural Element in the 3 Realms.

During these Changes, certain Elements in one’s Spiritual & Physical Body will also be changed. For those who encountered Negative Issues in the Year, after this Day, the Negative Issues will be eliminated and by doing Requesting of Blessings, hoping that the following Days of the Year will be Blessed with Good Luck.

And this is why, on this Day, Taoists and Chinese will have to prepare for a Grand Celebration, such as wearing new Clothing, consuming of Good Items, visit Temples, etc, to gain the Happiness and Good Blessing from the Deities and Big Dao.

Other Information 其他相關資訊﹕

Offering Tang Yuan to Deities on Dong Zhi (冬至敬湯圓)

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2012/12/honouring-tang-yuan-to-deities-on-dong.html

Hokkien Song on Dong Zhi aka Winter Solstice (閩南語賀年金曲-冬節)

http://youtu.be/Evj9y6o29fA

Hokkien Theme  Song on Dong Zhi aka Winter Solstice Dumpling (閩南語金曲-冬至圓)


http://youtu.be/vhz9j3I2K8I

Friday, 15 December 2017

《道教太歲文化。歲君。歲將。是神是煞》





《道教太歲文化。歲君。歲將。是神是煞》

一年六度下降,
是為歲君巡察,
能否賜福,
由伊來注。

一朝日月游遍,
是乃歲將巡視,
能否避煞,
由汝來定。

心正無須怕冲害,
歲君覃恩。

人悪就要多注意,

歲將擋路。

Thursday, 14 December 2017

《道教太歲文化。土皇星。太歲星。星星雙引》








道教太歲文化。土皇星太歲星。星星雙引

很棒的【鎮星真皇君】(土星)及【太歲星君】素描畫。

一般人或在法會上﹐是不可能看得到此畫或這樣的組合。

【土星】﹐相映太歲星之途徑﹐因此會隨時與太歲倒影(歲陰)合而為一﹐稱為【陰煞】﹐在民間則成【土煞】。

在法會或誦經時﹐會誦念【五星神咒】﹐此咒便是為了將土星之晦氣轉化成護持之氣(陽氣)﹐因而減低凡人被宇宙內的五星九曜釋放出的晦氣所侵(如現代科學說發現的~太陽風暴/行星黑子運動/等等﹐對人類有害的宇宙變化)


在此上貼分享﹐供大家明瞭。

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

《道教太歲文化。歲星。陽太歲。陰太歲。何為太歲》




《道教太歲文化。歲星。陽太歲。陰太歲。何為太歲》

可能很多人都把【歲星】 (即是【木星】)當成【太歲】﹐其實這是有出路的。

【歲星】﹐既是「十二年一輪」﹐用于定「年輪歲時」﹐而【太歲星】則是隨其「左方」﹐「定生靈之福佑」 (記錄於《史記.天官書》及《周禮.保車氏》)

於「民間」﹐很多人會覺得當年如果與【值年太歲】同【生肖】﹐便會有「災禍」﹐其實不然。

與【值年太歲】同【生肖】﹐又稱【本命年】﹐而於古時﹐只要逢【本命年】﹐便會一切大吉﹐上天降佑﹐尤其是在【本命年】之【本命日】(即是「生辰日」)﹐一心丹誠誦念《北斗延壽消災玅經》﹐便可得【斗星】之「覃照」﹐【本命元辰】便能「光明」﹐不但如此﹐身邊「家眷親屬」皆能得到保祐。

大家誤會的是把【值年太歲】「屬陽」當成「壞星」(又稱【陽太歲】或【歲陽】﹐行與天上﹐【歲星】之「左」)﹐而真正會犯到的是在「地上行走」的【陰太歲】或【歲陰】﹐既是一種【土煞】或【陰煞】(記錄於【唐朝李淳風】著之《奇門遁甲統宗大全》)

在【道教經典文化】中的《應元雷聲普化玉樞寶經》中也有提到﹐若是人們在興修補築時﹐犯著【太歲煞】﹐可誠心誦念其經﹐以求庇護﹐可見陰太歲的可怕性。

那什麼是【歲陰】﹖

【歲陰】﹐既是在地上行走的【太歲】﹐在【星象學】中﹐被認為是【太歲星】的「影子」(見圖)

這也就是民間常說的一句話「別在太歲頭上動土」。

一般當【太歲星】的「影子」倒影在「世間」上﹐如若該地「土壤陰濕」或「常年不得陽氣護持」﹐便會形成【歲陰】﹐之後便會化成有形【歲陰】又稱【太歲肉】﹐不小心挖掘﹐便會傷及一方百姓。

那如若在太歲星的「影子」上動土呢﹖

這便是所謂的「犯太歲煞」了﹐一般犯【太歲煞】最難解﹐就如【唐朝】《宗鏡錄》記載﹐第一可怕煞便是【太歲】﹐一旦犯之﹐小則病痛﹐大則歸天﹐因此在興修補築時﹐真的多加注意。

那如若真的不小心犯到【太歲煞】﹐該如何﹖

若真的不小心啟動了【太歲煞】﹐馬上將【五色繩】「埋進該土中」﹐如若有【金刀】或【金剪刀】更好﹐因為相傳【太歲煞】暨【太歲肉】最怕【金刀】及【金剪刀】。

「民間」也常說﹐如若不小心犯【太歲煞】﹐可隨時「祭改」或「補運」來「化解」﹐我只能說一句﹐一切煞皆容易「送」﹐唯獨【太歲煞】是趕不走的﹐快則「三年」﹐晚則「十二年」﹐便會再次回頭來找你。


在此分享﹐供大家明瞭。

《道教太歲文化。酬謝太歲。當年圓融》












《道教太歲文化。酬謝太歲。當年圓融》

雪霜紛飛,
又是仲冬快逢春,
年關將至。

崇恩念懷,
須于冬至行答謝,
嵗君將囘。

再過一個星期,便是【冬至聖節】了,不知你是否已【答謝太歲】或者正在準備答謝了。

請務必記得不可超過【冬至聖節】,如果忘記,一定得在【尾牙】即是【臘月十六日】當天答謝,不然一切就太遲了。

備註:

所需之【答謝】物品如下,

1,        太歲衣
2,        太歲金
3,        大貴人
4,        小貴人
5,        黃錢甲馬
6,        改連紙

7,        香油

Monday, 11 December 2017

《道教淨明文化。許遜天師。化厄祛病。玅法靈符》




《道教淨明文化。許遜天師。化厄祛病。玅法靈符》

【許遜天師】之【化厄祛病符】,與【葛洪天師】之【治百病符】「齊名」,并收錄於《淨明法籙》之中,供後人「運用」及「祭煉」。

除了【化厄祛病符】,【許遜天師】也是公認的【天醫】之一,因此在其【派系】中,也留傳了很多不同的【醫理】並配合【道法】使用,以助「患者」早日痊癒。


今日在此分享,供大家明瞭。

《道教淨明文化。淨明天師。忠孝福主。法宗永續。功蓋千秋》






《道教淨明文化。淨明天師。忠孝福主。法宗永續。功蓋千秋》

乾宮鳳神,
化靈而降紅世,
為傳千年不朽之法,
拜黃堂蘭翁授業,
開創淨明忠孝,
代代嗣承。

坤境天師,
棄官而入玄門,
為悟元始不假之真,
過旌陽南昌西山,
遺留閭山法訣,

處處設壇。

《道教淨明文化。許遜天師。緣配玉女。棄官修道。雙影隨行》




《道教淨明文化。許遜天師。緣配玉女。棄官修道。雙影隨行》

晉代何家女,
原係天上玉女,
下凡配許郎,
同修無為之法,
欲登希夷之門。

誥命老太君,
授封天師夫人,
上歸紫光境,
輔佐天機之府,

錫福無嗣之民。

《道教淨明文化。許遜天師。兩大高徒。授其閭山正法。名揚五湖四海》





《道教淨明文化。許遜天師。兩大高徒。授其閭山正法。名揚五湖四海》

唐出陳氏四姑,
幼而習法助人,
不懈不怠,
因除妖而失稚子,
己身捨命,
化血污為蓮池,
功大如天。

宋有張家九郎,
生而天降異相,
不畏不懼,
始煉法而伏蛇精,
自命離恨,
登金闕為聖君,

脈永留傳。