Monday, August 11, 2014

What Should You Offer To Hungry Ghosts?

It's the Hungry Ghost Month again, and it is the time for believers (like me) to appease those "hungry" ghosts who have just been released. Then again it would be rude just to call them hungry ghost all the time right? Perhaps they are not hungry at all? But the Hungry Ghost Month is the time when these "people" from the underworld are granted access to our realm. In other words, they are officially entitled to roam around us without any inhibition.

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They have returned...

Meaning to say, this is the time some ghosts are able to return to their homes to pay their loved ones a visit. It's actually a very, quite heart-warming moment if you were to ask me. If I were to be a ghost, this would be the perfect opportunity for me to go back home to see faces I have been yearning to have a glimpse.'s not a bad month after all, right? So are you ready to welcome your beloved ones who have crossed over to the other side? It would be awesome if we could coexist with them right? Think Harry Porter.

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This is what we are supposed to offer the "hungry ghosts"

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Gold and silver

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Candles and jossticks

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Their clothes

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Then again, there are ghosts who do not have any family at all. So where do these ghosts should wander? Perhaps they will be drifting aimlessly while reminiscing a realm they once dwell? Not too least they are not harming anybody. So for such poor ghosts who won't be having any family or relatives to offer them prayers, we will be offering them some food and stuff for them to bring back to their world-hell. That's why the Chinese will usually burn offerings for appease them in a way.

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It's time offer them our prayers.

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Cookies (their favourites?) and tea leaves.

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Hopefully they will make good use of their "money".

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Gold bless all of us...

Now...what about those malicious ghosts who wait for the gates to open to seek vengeance? That, I would say...ALL HELL BREAK LOOSE. So we need to be more careful this month so that we won't chance upon such tormented souls who have yet to resolved their very own inner demons. Be more cautious with what we do and say, especially when we are outside of our own home....for they are all around us, watching at our every movement and listening to every single word that we utter...will you take your chances?

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If you wanna know more about Hungry Ghost Month, make sure
you watch this movie-Hungry Ghost Ritual!

I want to watch this so badly!