Monday, 27 February 2017

《二月二。土地生。龍抬頭》







《二月二。土地生。龍抬頭》



【農曆二月二】,又稱【頭牙】或【龍抬頭】,是為【中華文化】中一個重要的節日。



不論是中國南方或北方,都會在此日,同時舉行慶典,以祈求全年【豐收】及【平安】。



在【道教文化】中,【頭牙】也是【一方土地神】的“生日”,因此會在當天舉行隆重的祭祀活動,而在習法的門派,這天則得【犒賞神兵神將】以及【迎雷習法】。



除此之外,【農曆二月二】也是敬供【龍神】的日子,在【南方文化】中,會以【清水】及【竹葉】祭祀【龍神】,而在【北方文化】,人們就會前往理髮廳【理髮】,以便得到【龍神】的護佑,全年【頭號壯壯】。

Sunday, 26 February 2017

《花月。中和。日照登殿》








《花月。中和。日照登殿》



燿日登寶殿,

光明普照。



太陽行中和,

天下太平。



【農曆花月初一】,是為【中和節】,亦是【道教文化】中的【太陽星君登殿朝】。



請記得在此日,面朝東,以便“吸收”【春旭陽】的普照。

Thursday, 23 February 2017

《丁酉雞年福德正神大伯公壽辰暨頭牙吉慶》



丁酉雞年福德正神大伯公壽辰暨頭牙吉慶
Manifestation Anniversary of Fu De Zheng Shen Earth Deity 2017

春風送暖,
百花齊放迎春季,
萬物初醒。

頭牙祀土,
萬戶設案敬地祗,
出入平安。

時間過得真快﹐轉眼之間﹐正月已即將來到尾聲﹐大地也該“初醒”了。

農曆二月﹐為道教舉行春季祭祀大地之日期,而在民間則是祭祀福德正神一方土地神的佳期﹐一般會於農曆二月初一日或初二日舉行。

農曆二月初二日﹐又稱頭牙﹐也是中華某地區正式“開工”的日子。在這一天﹐有做生意的人們會大勢慶祝並設豐盛供品祭祀該寶號神明及土地神

習法學道的同道們則會在這一天﹐舉行該年的啟營調將儀式﹐民間稱為該年第一次的犒軍(而不是在正月初二日)

除此之外﹐農曆二月初二日也稱為龍抬頭﹐有著祭祀龍神的傳統以及祈求雨水豐潤以便該年耕種豐收。

2nd Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初二日) is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Fu De Zheng Shen aka Deity of Earth (福德正神大伯公壽辰) and also the Tou Ya Day (頭牙).

For Year 2017, it falls on 27 Feb, a Monday.

福德正神大伯公壽辰相關資訊
To know more about this Anniversary, feel free to visit the following links:

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2009/02/fu-de-zheng-shen-manifestation_3409.html

The 2nd Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初二日習俗):


http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2008/03/the-2nd-day-of-lunar-2-month_221.html

《丁酉雞年日宮太陽帝君升殿朝》



丁酉雞年日宮太陽帝君升殿朝
Lord of Sun Uprising the Court for Ding You Rooster Year 2017

花月朔,
太陽歸朝班,
紀錄赤鴉行,
保生靈順利。

辰時正,
帝君入金殿,
申奏達上蒼,
助眾生解厄。

日宮太陽帝君升殿朝】,有者紀錄為三年一度。

According to Taoist Contexts and Chinese Culture Records, on the 1st Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初一日) is considered as the Court Rising Day for Lord of Sun aka Tai Yang Di Jun (太陽帝君).

Some Contexts recorded as 3 Years once, but some said, Once in every Year.

During the Court Rising Day, Lord of Sun will be put in-charge of doing Planning & Announcing of the Movements of All different Stars for the Particular Years (注當年星辰運行之象) and also, to fix the Brightness of each Star that link to a Living Being (定全年元辰光明之氣), which later being used in Prediction Skills that Geomancy or Luck-telling Masters practiced.

Besides that, this is also a Day to gain the necessary Blessing of Brightness from Lord of Sun to eliminate the Darkness (除晦), Dampness (去霉) and Negative (解厄) from Ones Surrounding.

In the Past, Taoists & Chinese would Face South during the Horse Hour (午時), which is equivalent to 11.00Am till 1.00Pm in nows timing, to pay respect to Lord of Sun or to so-called Usher him into the Mortal Realm. During the Honouring, do remember to Recite the Bao Gao aka Praise Incantation of Lord Tai Yang (太陽星君寶誥) as followed:

太陽星君寶誥 
Tai Yang Xing Jun Bao Gao (Praise Incantation)
   
至心皈命禮。
Zhi Xin Gui Ming Li

大羅天上。朱景宮中。 
Da Luo Tian Shang, Zhu Jing Gong Zhong

尊居十本極之高。 
Zun Ju Shi Ben Ji Zhi Gao

體乾出治。 
Ti Qian Chu Zhi

位正三才之上。
Wei Zheng San Cai Zhi Shang
 
御德行權。寒肅暑炎。 
Yu De Xing Quan, Han Su Shu Yan

平六氣而咸寍。 
Ping Liu Qi Er Xian Ning

萬國旦明宵晦。 
Wan Guo Dan Ming Xiao Hui

駕六龍而統治十華。 
Jia Liu Long Er Tong Zhi Shi Hua

司善惡予奪之柄。 
Si Shan Er Yu Duo Zhi Bing

照臨赫奕定功過。
Zhao Ling He Yi Ding Gong Guo

顯微之權。感應昭彰。
Zhao Wei Zhi Quan, Gan Ying Zhao Zhang 

號令雷霆。迅除邪崇。 
HaoLing Lei Ting, Xu Chu Xie Zhong

大悲大願。大聖大慈。 
Da Bei Da Yuan, Da Sheng Da Ci

日宮太陽鬱儀帝君。
Ri Gong Tai Yang Yu Yi Di Jun

威光布德。
Wei Guang Bu De

慈暉朱日天尊。
Ci Hui Zhu Ri Tian Zun

To honour Lord of Sun is quite simple, Oneself just needed to prepare 3 sticks of Long Incenses (三柱長壽香), 3 cups of Chinese Tea (三杯清茶), 3 Candles (三盞全天斗燭 - best for 24 Hours) and a set of Gold Paper (一疊三寶金/壽金) will do.


After the Honouring, just placed the 3 Candles on an Altar or at a High-level Spot and then, burnt off the Paper Offerings.

Monday, 20 February 2017

《丁酉雞年趙公明督財總管敕開三界財庫日》


《丁酉雞年趙公明督財總管敕開三界財庫日》
Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming Opening of Wealth Coffer of the Three Realms 2017
在【道教財神文化】之中﹐每年的「正月廿六日」為【正一龍虎玄壇趙公明督財總管敕開財庫】之日。
這天﹐眾善男信女欲「乞求財富」﹐則得準備相關供品前往奉祀有【趙玄壇公】的廟宇敬香祈願。
如果你現在人在中國西安﹐不妨前往【財神祖廟】向【趙玄壇公】上個香及乞個財﹐願” 祂”老人家發慈悲﹐賜你富貴平安﹐順道參與此日之隆重祈福儀式。
【丁酉雞年】最佳乞財時間為「午時」(11:08)。
請記得哦﹕
求所求之可得事。
不求不能事難求。
三無量。
大喜心。
In Taoism and Chinese Custom, on the 26th Day of Lunar 1 Month (農曆正月廿六日), is considered as the Day for Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming (趙公明大天君) aka Deity of Military Wealth, to Open the Three Realms Spiritual Wealth Coffer for All the Beings in the Mortal Realm.
On this Day, Taoists & Chinese will tend to visit Temples that dedicated to Zhao Gong Ming & his Assistants (五路財神) to request for the Blessing of Wealth & Good Lucks and also, Official Personnel will request for Blessing for the Country or Big Society.
For Year 2017, its falls on 22 Feb.
What is the Story behind this Opening of Three Realms Wealth?
According to the Records of All Deities (三教搜神大全), after Zhao Gong Ming was being bestowed by Jade Emperor of Heaven (玉皇大天尊) as the Overall –in-charge of the Wealth for All Beings, he was also being appointed by Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (張祖天師) to oversee All Doubts and Unsolved Issues that are associated with Wealth, etc (調解不平事宜。專治財務糾紛).
From then, since Sui Dynasty (隋朝), Taoists and Chinese had been Honouring Zhao Gong Ming as One of the Major Deities of Wealth and on 26th Day of Lunar 1st Month – which was said to be the Day that Zhao Gong Ming being appointed as the Overall-in-charge, Taoists and Chinese would honoured him, requesting Zhao Gong Ming to “Open” the Wealth Coffer for the Poor or Needy.
So when is the Best timing to pay respect to Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming?
For some Taoists & Chinese, they tend to start the honouring at Zi/Rat Hour (子時2300 Hours) but some can honoured Zhao Gong Ming at 9.00Am in the Morning till Evening time (best before Sunset).
For Year 2017, the Best Timing is 11.08Am.
So in Singapore, where can we pay respect to Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming?
新加坡供奉有趙玄壇公的廟宇 Here’re a few recommended Official Temples that oneself can visit:
Sembawang Cai Shen Temple (三巴旺財神廟) at Admiralty Road (in the Main Hall)
Jin Lan Temple (金蘭廟) at KimTian Road Tiong Bahra (at the Side Hall)
Tuas Pek Kong Temple (大士伯公宮) located at 118 Boon Lay Drive
So what are the Offerings that needed to prepare?
開財庫乞財所需供品 Here are the suggested items:
1 - One set of Mandarins (5 quantities 大桔五粒)
2 - One set of Chinese Tea Leaves & Traditional Cookies (Jian He 餞盒糖果一盤)
3 - One set of Cai Shen Incense-paper (optional 財神金)
4 - One set of Cai Shen Robe (in Red Color 紅色財神袍)
5 - One set of Incense (not to short, medium length will be best - more than 48cm 富貴長壽香)
6 - One Huat Kueh (發糕)
7 - Five Ancient Coins or The Five Emperors Coins (五個銅錢或五帝錢)
8 - One Red Packet (一個新紅包)
9 - One set of Red Candles (一對斗燭/紅燭)
After getting ready All the Offerings, visit any of the Temples and place All the Offerings on the Altar that dedicated to Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming (到達廟宇後﹐將一切供品擺於供案上).
Upon completing the placing of the Offerings, proceed to pay respect to the Main Deities in the Temple and last, proceed to the Altar for Zhao Gong Ming (先敬天地眾神後﹐在向趙玄壇公祈福).
Sincerely light the Long Incense, make 3 Respectful Bows and then kneel in front of the Altar.
Report to Zhao Gong Ming who you are and where you stay and then request for Good Luck & Necessary Blessing from him. (if you know of reciting the Bao Gao (寶誥), then do it before you do your reporting)
After reporting and requesting, stand up and sincerely bow 3 times again and then place the Incenses in the Urn and then step off the Altar area (祈福後﹐行三叩禮即可).
After 15 minutes, retrieved the Paper-offerings and burn them off (一刻鐘後將紙料化送).
Upon completion, return to the Altar, retrieve the Ancient Coins and make 3 rounds above the Burning Incenses, allow the Coins to receive the Blessings and then, keep them in the Red Packet (化寶後﹐回到供案﹐將之前所準備的銅錢放入新紅包中﹐在香爐上過香三巡﹐之後帶回作為”錢母”).

Sunday, 19 February 2017

《天赦。赦了一切。心赦否》





《天赦。赦了一切。心赦否》

金闕玉皇宥罪,
貺福萬靈佑天下,
國疆泰然。

青華慈父拔罪,
拯度千魂離幽冥,
得道超生。

東嶽至尊赦罪,
開恩百姓得解脫,
日時平安。

大梵斗姆卻罪,
錫福十方保元辰,
消災延壽。

天赦一切,
唯人心難赦,
欲得赦,
先赦心,
方能赦己一切。


你可明否?

Saturday, 18 February 2017

《大羅十方降福天尊》




大羅十方降福天尊


入道門。萬法修。
一切自然天自佑。

皈三清。敬天尊。
十方降福十方護。

意有誠。哪須供。
心燃心香祝上蒼。

免他求。免多求。
至心皈命千災休。

至心朝禮。
東方玉清降福天尊。
至心朝禮。
南方延壽益算天尊。
至心朝禮。
西方八卦護身天尊。
至心朝禮。
北方解厄消災天尊。
至心朝禮。
東北方紫清賜福天尊。
至心朝禮。
東南方長生保命天尊。
至心朝禮。
西南方福生無量天尊。
至心朝禮。
西北方九宮捍厄天尊。
至心朝禮。
上方保命護身天尊。
至心朝禮。
下方興福大力天尊。

至心皈命。
大羅十方降福大天尊。

諸多入道門後的同道們﹐在遇見困難時﹐便會四處[求神求鬼求外靈]﹐但就是不想禮敬自己所皈依之聖真神明。到頭來﹐才怨天尤人﹐怪神毀聖﹐如同著魔似的﹐這又何苦呢﹖

今天在此分享正統道教中的大羅十方降福天尊﹐每日三定省時﹐誠心敬念其寶號﹐自然一切皆能順心。(相信諸多正一同道好友應該對這大羅十方降福天尊不陌生吧﹖)

天赦聖日在即﹐祈願大羅十方降福天尊降佑三界﹐萬靈得護。

三無量。
大敬心。

注﹕

現今的同道﹐皆愛稱福生無量天尊但卻忽略了其他的九大降福天尊﹐感覺實屬可惜。

應稱皈命十方降福天尊為準。


希望各方同道好友能多多注意此事宜。

Friday, 17 February 2017

《天赦聖日誦念之經典文章》











《天赦聖日誦念之經典文章》

【天赦聖日】,於【道教節日文化】之中,不輸於【三元五臘八節廿四氣】,尤其在【春季】的【天赦聖日】更是得多加好好“利用”。

於【宋朝】年間,【天赦聖日】與【天貺聖日】并齊,兩種【聖日】皆為【帝皇】們向天祈福或者【祭天】之[大日子]

於【道教科儀文化】中,【天赦聖日】是用於祈求贖罪或者為[過往者]祈求“解脫”。

而在此日,就有不同的【道教經典文章】可誦念,以便為祈福或者求赦“加持”。

以下便是幾部推崇的【道教經典文章】:

1,《高上玉皇本行集經》
2,《玉皇宥罪錫福寶懺》
3,《太上靈寶朝天謝罪法懺》
4,《太上正一朝天三八謝罪法懺》
5,《太上洞真賢門經》
6,《太上說北斗玅經》
7,《太上說三官玅經》
8,《太上改連真經》
9,《無量度人經》
等等

如果要為[過往者]祈求“解脫”,則可誦念以下幾部:

10,《青玄寶懺》
11,《東嶽謝罪懺》
12,《三救苦玅經》
等等

最後的提醒:

真心誠意求赦,
必須一心一意。

有心祈求解脫,
無須茶酒肉食。

在此簡單分享,供大家明瞭。



《丁酉雞年全年天赦日》


丁酉雞年全年天赦日
Tian She Day of Year 2017

春來逢戊寅,
夏到看甲午,
秋時選戊申,
冬季則甲子。

以上便是天赦日】的“特徵”。

每一年﹐都會有五六個天赦日(丁酉年則有八個】,最後一個是在戊戌立春後,因此屬於明春春天)

通常春及冬季各為一個﹐夏及秋季各別有兩個。如果當年註定有大災變﹐則可能只有四個天赦日或者多於七個﹐但這發生的機率很小。

天赦日祭祀﹐最早能追溯至商朝﹐宋朝時到達顛峰。元朝之後﹐就開始沒落

天赦日之際﹐道門弟子或一般信眾可向玉皇大天尊三官大帝求赦﹐願將前兩個月內﹐無意間所犯下的錯誤赦掉。

如若家中有年老者﹐長期犯有病痛﹐也可向斗姆元君及眾星斗星君求赦﹐願病痛早除﹐延年益壽。

而子孫可向太乙救苦天尊求赦﹐願過往親人早列仙班。

Tian She Day (天赦日), translated as The Reparation & Eliminating Sins Day (赦罪消災).

In Taoist Culture, every Lunar Year, there are at least Five or Six Tian She Day, each Season with at least Two Tian She Days fall on Two Special Days. If there is any case of that Lunar Year only got Four Tian She Day, meaning that Year might have Big Disaster occurring.

For Year 2017, the Ding You Rooster Year, the 1st Tian She Day of Spring falls on the 24th Day of Lunar 1 Month, which is on 20 Feb, to face North for Honouring & Blessing.

春季天赦日為農曆正月廿四日﹐面正北之。

The 2nd Tian She Day of Spring falls on the 25th Day of Lunar 3 Month, which is on 21 Apr, to face North for Honouring & Blessing.

春季第二天赦日為農曆三月廿五日﹐面正北之。

Summer: 12th Day of Lunar 4 Month (07 May) – face South East
夏季第一天赦日為農曆四月十二日﹐面東南之。

Summer: 13th Day of Lunar 6 Month (06 Jul) – face South East
夏季第二天赦日為農曆六月十三日﹐面東南之。

Autumn: 28th Day of Lunar 7 Month (18 Sep) – face North
秋季天赦日為農曆七月廿八日﹐面正北之。

Winter: 16th Day of Lunar 10 Month (03 Dec) – face South East
冬季第一天赦日為農曆十月十六日﹐面東南之。

Winter: 16th Day of Lunar 10 Month (01 Feb 2018) – face South East
冬季第二天赦日為農曆十二月十六日﹐面東南之。

Spring of Wu Xu Dog Year: 30th Day of Lunar 12 Month (15 Feb 2018) – face North
丁酉交戊戌春季天赦日為農曆十二月三十日﹐面正北之。

So when Tian She Day started?

According to Ancient Records, Tian She Day started far in Shang Dynasty and had reached its peak in Song Dynasty.

So what to do on Tian She Day?

As recorded and advised, on these Days, conducting of Official Taoist Chanting to Yu Huang Da Tian Zun (玉皇大天尊), San Guan Da Di (三官大帝), Dou Mu Yuan Jun & the Dippers (斗姆元君及眾星斗星君) or requesting for Forgiveness for the Pass-ons to Heavenly Lord Tai Yi (太乙救苦天尊), will be recommended.

Besides that, for those who are suffering for long-term illnesses and had yet to get cured, by making trips to Official Temples to pay respect to the various Deities and sincerely requesting for Forgiveness will help too.


Friday, 3 February 2017

《丁酉鷄年玉皇大天尊萬壽聖誕》



《丁酉鷄年玉皇大天尊萬壽聖誕》
The Manifestation Anniversary of the Great Supreme Emperor Yu Huang for Year 2017

三清化玉皇,
端月天朝辰時,
誕生玅國。

天公護南土,
大年初九開子,
甘蔗保命。

Starting from 8th Night of Lunar 1st Month (正月初八晚), Taoists & Hokkiens will start to prepare for the Honouring dedicating to Yu Huang Da Tian Zun (玉皇大天尊) aka Great Supreme Emperor Yu Huang.

Once the Clock strikes 0000 hours – 9th Day of Lunar 1st Month (正月初九凌晨正午夜), the Official Honouring will begin and everyone of the Family will need to involve in the Offering of Incenses to Yu Huang and other Deities.

For Year 2017, it falls on 06 Feb, a Sunday.

For more info, please proceed to the following links:

Pictures of Yu Huang (玉皇大天尊圖片分享):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2007/09/pictures-of-yu-huang-da-tian-zun_5025.html

Intro on Honouring Yu Huang on 9th Day (正月初九日玉皇萬壽聖誕簡介):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2008/02/lunar-year-customs-9th-day-of-lunar-new_6817.html

History of Tian Gong Bing (天公餅的由來):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2009/01/history-of-tian-gong-biscuit_7937.html

Intro on Tian Gong Zuo (天公座簡介):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2008/01/introduction-of-tian-gong-zuo-aka-tian_2266.html

Intro on Walking Thru the Sugar Cane Gate on 9th Day of Lunar 1st Month (甘蔗門簡介):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2011/02/hokkien-culture-for-honouring-yu-huang_4144.html