New Publications: The Dhāraṇī “Surūpa”

84000 is pleased to announce its newest publication:

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The Dhāraṇī “Surūpa”

This text consists of a short dhāraṇī followed by its application, a food offering made to the pretas (hungry spirits). The text says that by the power of the spell, the offering will be made manifold and there will be many future benefits for the person performing the rite.

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The Dhāraṇī “Surūpa”

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The cultivation of generosity, or dāna—giving voluntarily with a view that something wholesome will come of it—is considered to be a fundamental Buddhist practice by all schools. The nature and quantity of the gift itself is often considered less important.