Full topic title:Placing a flower vase on temple + what should I avoid when praying?
Hi guys, I'm a new member here, nice to meet you all
Oh and if I'm posting in wrong section of forum, feel free to move it moderator, sorry for the trouble
Umm I have a few questions here, I hope you guys would kindly help me answer it.
I'm wondering if I'm allowed to place a flower vase with the flowers on a public temple? Should I ask the permission of anyone in the temple?
Coz this afternoon I went to a temple nearby, inside the temple is very quiet,lonely and empty other than 2 people guarding the temple that I saw. Probably because I've never been to small temple before.
So I thought of putting flowers there to make the temple looks better, but there's no vase... and there's no monk also in the temple..
If I can, is there anything that I should take note of prior and after placing the vase?
The next question is, is it considered inappropriate to look at the holy statue's face when praying with incense? (such as kwan im pu sa)
When I pray while looking at shi mien fo (I dunno the official name of the God,but it's the God with 4 faces), I felt sudden fear as if the statue is alive... I started to think I just cursed myself..
Thank you for your time reading my long questions
May Budha Bless you always~