Candle: Copper Lamp for Oil or Butter

Price: $17.00
Candle: Copper Oil or Butter Lamp
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Buddha light butter lamps
copper lamp holder

This size is suitable to burn butter, oil or wax.
height: 8.5 cm
diametre of cup: 7.5 cm
depth of cup: 3.2cm

Butter lamps (Tibetan: དཀར་མེ་, Wylie: dkar me; simplified Chinese: 酥油灯; traditional Chinese: 酥油燈; pinyin: sūyóu dēng) are a conspicuous feature of Tibetan Buddhist temples and monasteries throughout the Himalayas. The lamps traditionally burn clarified yak butter, but now often use vegetable oil or vanaspati ghee.

The butter lamps help to focus the mind and aid meditation. According to the Root tantra of Cakrasaṃvara Tantra, "If you wish for sublime realization, offer hundreds of lights".

Externally, the lights are seen to banish the darkness. Conceptually, they convert the prosaic substance into illumination, a transformation akin to the search for enlightenment. Esoterically, they recall the heat of the tummo yoga energy of the Six Yogas of Naropa, an important text for Kagyu, Gelug, and Sakya schools of tantric Buddhism.