Dana to the Maha Sangha Ceremony

The meaning of making offerings to the sangha:

1.Making offering to the ten directions, not just to one person. It involves making offering to Buddhism, to the entire monastic assembly, not just one person.

2.Making offering for a year, not just one day. This is to resolve all difficulties for the monastics for the entire year so that he can proceed with his cultivation and duties without further worries.

3.Making offering for the future, not just for the current moment. Making offering should place emphasis on the future, paying attention to nurturing future leaders of the monastery, so that there will be hope for the future of Buddhism.

4.Making offering to those that cultivates the Dharma, not just making offering for the sake of it.