Offering: Oil lamp in a monastery
Monastery in McLeodGanj, Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh,India Mahayana material offerings might be imbued with the following symbology, the lighting of a candle or an oil lamp represents the light of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance.
“Timeless thoughts of a winter’s stare; eyes gazing over a landscape bare. Memories drift on a blustery breeze; dying light ushers in the freeze. Reaching out for a grasp on the present; stillness sets in, alone, and desolate. Future unknown, outcome uncertain; brilliance shadowed by a drawn curtain. Path now set, laid before me known; …
Silence is a source of great strength. : Lao Tzu Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.; Harvey Fierstein After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.; Aldous Huxley All other …