Every prostration is the paying of respects to the Buddha.

In this ceremony, devotees meditatively circumambulate the perimeter of the temple, bowing once every three steps, while chanting mantras or the name of the Buddha.

在这个仪式中,信众排列成行在日出前围绕在寺院的四周进行三步一拜,同时持念咒语或称念佛号以礼赞佛陀。

3 Steps,1 Bow 三步一拜

 

… Every prostration is the paying of respects to the Buddha (also include Bodhisattvas). This practice helps to purify the mind, humble the ego and lessen obstacles along the spiritual path as one repents past misdeeds and aspires towards spiritual development. With mindfulness of one’s body, speech and mind during the journey, spiritual qualities are cultivated.

每一拜皆是对佛陀的礼敬(或无数佛及菩萨的礼敬)。这样的修持能够帮助我们净化心灵,培养谦卑,减少灵性修持上的障碍,通过礼拜的过程,我们忏悔以往的恶业并激励自己在灵性上要努力提升。以清净的身、语、意来进行礼拜,可以让我们达到专注与平静。由于仪式冗长,它提醒我们成佛之道的漫长与艰难。然而,它也提醒我们只要有决心,所有的困难皆可一一克服。仪式的尾声接近黎明时分,划破黑暗的晨光象征着智慧之光驱走无明与黑暗。