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How to arouse virtuous motivation when lighting lamps?
« on: August 04, 2015, 07:36:16 pm »
 :r4wheel:Khenpo Tamgrin Rinpoche:



When lighting the lamp we should understand that we are not lighting an ordinary lamp but a lamp of awareness, which is the lamp of wisdom within every being’s heart. Lighting the lamp means lighting the being’s primal awareness. If we can really have this motivation, and stay in such kind of state, we will relieve just at the moment. This is the most supreme method for us to get liberation and attain accomplishment.

Maybe many of us may think: “why can’t I light a lamp for myself? My wisdom and merit is insufficient and I should light one just for the purpose to open my mind of wisdom and increase my merit.” Though you are lacking of wisdom and merit at present, but if you light the lamp so selfishly, narrow-mindedly, you will never have any merit oropen up your mind.

Doing good deeds for beings actually is a method to liberate oneself, which is a relatively high level. Many of us cannot reach this level but we can stay in a similar state. Offering lamps in such way, we can still accumulate incredible merits and power.



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