Three purities when making offerings
Offerings should be made in accordance with the three purities (Tib. དག་པ་གསུམ་, dakpa sum, Wyl. dag pa gsum).
- First, one's motivation should be pure (Tib. བསམ་པ་དག་པ་, Wyl. bsam pa dag pa).
- Second, the object or field of offering should be pure (Tib. ཞིང་དག་པ་, Wyl. zhing dag pa).
- The third purity is that of the offering substances themselves (Tib. དངོས་པ་དག་པ་, Wyl. dngos pa dag pa). An excellent offering is one of good provenance and of immaculate quality, well-prepared or well-arranged.