Belief on immortality of the soul (Worshiping the soul in VietNam), 10 …
Belief on immortality of the soul (Worshiping the soul in VietNam)
What is soul?
Your soul is your core essence in a non-physical form and is your entire being at a core level – or in other words, your true nature.
Concept of death?
Usually considered the cessation of an organism's activities or the permanent cessation of all vital activities (irreversible) of an organism. However, the definition of death depends on religious perspectives, beliefs as well as related fields.
Originated from China
It is hold on the full moon day of July every year.
In China, worshiping ghosts is done on the 14th day of the 7th lunar month, while in Vietnam this time lasts a whole month, with no specific day set.
Rituals and ingredients
The soul offering tray in the Central region
The soul offering tray of the Central people is quite similar to the Northern people. Includes: thin white porridge, fruit tray, betel and areca nuts, candies, boiled tubers, gold coins and bowl of pure water.
Soul offering trays in the South
compared to Northerners and Central people, Southerners' soul offering trays are somewhat richer and more diverse, specifically
One plate of white salt, one plate of rice and 5 plates of squeezed rice
12 small cups of white porridge and 12 chopsticks (or spoons) included
12 cubes of sugar and cane (cut into small pieces of 15cm long, leaving the shell intact)
Candies, 3 glasses of water, 3 incense sticks and 2 small candles
Various types of popcorn, boiled sweet potatoes and boiled corn
Cash includes many different denominations, large and small
Tray of five fruits (pomegranate, coconut, papaya, mango, fig,...), vase of fresh flowers and betel and areca nuts
Soul offering trays in the North include
12 bowls of thin white porridge, corresponding to 12 chopsticks.
A bowl of white salt and a full plate of rice
Paper money and black money (denomination depends on the family)
A tray of five fruits and a vase of fresh chrysanthemums
A bottle of white wine, incense and incense are enough
Types of confectionery include: chips, popcorn, cookies, peanut candy,...
Boiled starchy tubers such as boiled sweet potatoes, boiled cassava, boiled corn
The meaning of the soul worship
These actions demonstrate humanity, especially with the concept of the day of forgiveness: Even if people commit crimes, they will be punished and receive retribution, but there will also be a day of forgiveness to avoid suffering and pain. painful
10 NEW WORDS WITH MEANING FOR EACH
Corresponding : tương ứng
Cessation : chấm dứt
Punished : bị trừng phạt
Betel : trầu
Chrysanthemums : hoa cúc
Denomination : giáo phái
Irreversible : không thể đảo ngược
Porridge : cháo
Perspectives : quan điểm
Demonstrate : chứng minh