When the sacred flame is alight
each day, we invoke the Divine into our life & realities. When we light
a lamp atleast once, every day, we are continually centering ourselves
to be whole with all our mind being refreshed and our thinking process
aligned to Source. The secret to be the Emperor instead of being a slave
is determined by where we allow our mind to be- above the mind as
aligned to Source or a slave of the mind's ups and downs. Alighting a
lamp each day is a yogic discipline to set ourselves free.
Of all essentials for a journey of light, the single most
important is the LAMP. To light a lamp atleast once a day is like
cleansing the mind and renewal; sustaining our human reality with
harmony and abundance; safeguarding against karma of past and
future and most important; building our personal relationship with
Source. From the yogic perspective, a Lamp is revered as the Goddess
Laxmi, the Goddess of Sustenance as the live fire sustains the
yogi by providing for all basic requirements, i.e, to receive food
offerings from visitors whenever hungry.
Our special Lamp comes from the ancient Srirangam
Temple, a powerful Lord Vishnu temple in South India. Purchase of the
Lamp also contains the dharma component of funding our Vision of
A U M
For a spiritual and awake person, alighting the inner
lamp with the physical lighting of an actual fire-lamp is a daily
discipline. The essential possession in our journey into
yoga and meditation is a lamp since, we are enabled to go back within into
our divine center no matter how turbulent, ecstatic or in turmoil we
find ourselves to be.
The more spiritually awakened we are, the more we are
bound to feel sense of deep longing and loneliness at the sacred moment of sunset or sunrise (the
time of "sandhya", the ideal times suggested by the yogis for meditation). It was
the intense void that made Siddhartha leave his
illusionary world of a householder to become Buddha, the Knower of One.
This depression of utter loneliness is
the deep call from within wanting to unite to the Absolute. For one on
the path into Source, this call is sacred- it is a call to light a lamp
and sit down to meditate and renew to be whole and radiant again- to
be with our inner Guru, The Master. The process of alighting the lamp
within and meditating intensely is called "nishthi". The
process of deep meditation to renew and be the center is like a
snake renewing its old skin of karma to be in the ever present wholesome
In nearly all spiritual practices in
cultures around the world, the Divine is represented in the
lamp's fire. Meditating on this fire, eyes closed or open, enables an
easier access and
deeper union with the energies Divine. The yogic principle behind this is-
that when a
lamp is lit outside ourselves, we manifest lighting our inner lamp that
guides us in our awakening journey.
The discipline of lighting a lamp every
day enables the empowering energies of being aligned with Source.
- Effective meditation: The physical fire of the lamp stimulates the
inner fire that clears away clutter of the mind and enables us to
connect to Source with ease.
- In yoga, a lamp lit before our yoga
practice enables us the protective, guiding and enlightening energies of
the Divine. Helps an injury free yoga practice.
- Alighting a lamp at
least once a day is a discipline that comes from the joys of
experiencing our heart's treasures of love, abundance, wisdom and
connection to Source. Being with our heart, at the center, is being
awake to the abundant being we truly are.
This special lamp from India: is made of
panchloha- the five metal alloy that is considered sacred for worship
items. 6.75 inches height x 4.25 inches base width
Depicted on the lamp is Goddess
Mahalaxmi (the Goddess of grace and abundance): Ashta Laxmi, the eight
The Eight Forms of the Goddess of Abundance, grace and beauty are:
Aadi Laxmi- the Eternal Goddess,
Santhana Laxmi- Goddess of our household and family,
Laxmi- Immense strength and power,
Dhana Laxmi- Financial abundance,
Dhaanya Laxmi- Goddess of health and food,
Vijaya Laxmi- Success and victory,
Veera Laxmi- Goddess of fearlessness,
Aiswarya Laxmi: The Goddess of Spiritual and Material Abundance
The process: Ideally the lamp is placed on the altar. Use ghee,
vegetable oil, sesame oil to fuel the lamp. Invoke the Divine as you light the wick. Or,
you can place a candle on top of it instead of the oil and wick. When you
wish to say "shanthi" or "shalom" or "peace" to the fire, utilize a flower and gently
extinguish the lamp with it- its called cooling Her down with peace and
Each time we meditate upon this lamp,
we empower it as much as it empowers us. Over the years we learn that the only true treasure of eternal happiness is this lamp lit and the immense joys of being One!
Comes with: Free wicks- comes with 6 months supply of
wicks, with daily use.
info on the Lamp: Spiritual perspective: Click here