According to the Buddhist Cannons, when people offer lights to Buddhas in Buddhist Temples and Pagodas, they could repent and eradicate their sinful karma; Like the lights of the Buddha’s wisdom, it shines through the darkness of ignorance; to repent and annihilate all sins; henceforth arising of wisdom and understanding, to the realisation of the ultimate wisdom of Paramita!
The Buddha said: “lights” are a symbol of brightness and wisdom. Hopefully through the meaning of offering “lights”, one can ignite one’s heart to “light up” its original nature.
Offering lights to Buddha is an important offering in Buddhist practice.
Types of Wisdom Lamps:
Tai Sui Lamp
- Family Wisdom Lamp: Up to 8 names in English or Chinese can be placed on a lamp.
- Family Tai Sui Lamp: Up to 8 names in English or Chinese can be placed on a lamp.
- Individual Wisdom Lamp: Only 1 name in English or Chinese can be placed on a lamp.
- Individual Tai Sui Lamp: Only 1 name in English or Chinese can be placed on a lamp.
Wisdom Lamps are located at the Main Shrine and Tai Sui lamps are located at the Tathagate Shrine.