1- OFFER OF THE SEVEN BOLES DE AGUA -AZAFRANADA
– Arrange the seven bowls, face down, on the altar;
– put water in the first bowl, argam, the one on our left, and from that first bowl we fill each of the remaining bowls with a little water, lifting them one by one, while reciting the Vajrasattva mantra, so that no Bowl is empty reserving a little water in the first bowl so that all contain a little water.
– Then finish filling the seven bowls with the jar, so that they are not too close or too far from each other, normally at a distance of a grain of rice between them; Be careful not to spill the water when you fill the bowls and do not leave them half, but fill them up, you should only fill the distance of a grain of rice, to the edge of the bowl; while just filling, continue to recite the Vajrasattva mantra, with concentration and awareness of what we are doing.
2-OFFER FILLING THE BALLS WITH WATER AND RICE
You can also make the offerings, arranging the bowls in the following way:
-ARGAM: a bowl full of pure water (can be dyed with saffron).
-PADIAM: water to be washed, if it can be, dyed with saffron,
-PUPE: flowers: a bowl full of rice in which flowers are stuck
-UPUP: incense: a bowl full of rice in which several incense sticks are placed (unlit)
-ALOKE: light: a candle (in the monasteries a butter lamp).
-GUENDE: perfumed water: a bowl full of pure water in which a few drops of perfume or saffron are poured.
-ÑEUIDE: food: a bowl full of rice in which you put a Torma (figurine of flour), called “shelze”, or in your case, a piece of fruit. In Tibet la Torma is made with toasted barley flour (tsampa) or oatmeal, butter and hot water.
-SHABTA: Music: a bowl full of rice in which a conch is placed.
Once the bowls are filled, light the candle and the incense – but never light the incense of the offering bowls!
-Use a cloth just to clean the bowls, do not use rags that you use to wash dirty dishes or other things and wash it from time to time, do not keep it for months, take them out every night and wash them every day and dry them, recite the blanket purification, Om venza sato samaya manu palaya ..,. (Vajrasatva) while you fill them in the early morning and when you empty them at night.
-Use a jar that is intended only for offerings. Do not leave the empty jar on the altar.
-It is convenient to clean the room every morning, before making the offers, while we clean we visualize that we clean our obscurations
-The bowls containing water are filled carefully each morning and emptied at night. Those that contain rice, are changed periodically, for example, in full moons.
– In the morning they are filled from left to right.
-When emptying at night is done in the opposite direction, ie from right to left. Dry carefully with a clean cloth and leave them face down.
– Do everything with happiness, happy to make these offers; your heart, your mind, and not only your own but that of all beings becomes as pure as water; That is the way to fix the altar.