(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 October 2010, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture)
When we offer a lamp to the deities, we try to lock the deities in our heart! We follow the shape of the deity as we are waving our lamp and we are trying to lock the deity into our heart. As we are waving the lamp, we are seeing the form, we are contemplating on the form of the deity and we pray that that form may be burned into our consciousness. That is our desire… because that will be our saving grace. All these activities will prevent us from becoming so distracted.