哪五觀？ What are
the five contemplations?
In Buddhism, we
emphasize on inner contemplation rather than outwardly pursuit.
Wishing to cultivate in all aspects of the daily life, and not to be
away from the cultivation even for a moment. Therefore, while
eating, the cultivator should have the following three recollections
and five contemplations:
First spoon: I vow to cut off all evil.
Second spoon: I vow to cultivate all good.
spoon: I vow to save all living beings
Consider the amount of work involved to bring the food to
where it is eaten.
whether or not one’s virtuous conduct is sufficient to enable one to
accept the offering.
Guard the mind from transgression, of
which greed is the principle cause.
taken, the food is like medicine, to keep the body from wasting
food is accepted only in order to accomplish the Way.
While completing the meal,
the following verse was sung:
Those who practice giving
(making offering) are sure to be rewarded.
Those who take delight in
giving, will surely find peace and happiness.
Now that the meal is
concluded, we make a vow for all living beings,
May they find success in
all they do, and be in accordance with all Buddhadharmas.