A clay lamp is very symbolic, actually. With the symbol of a clay lamp we say “God, you are the Light, but we are the batti – the thread.” This is the connection that we have with the Divine. The clay lamp is our body and symbolises that this body is just dust and dust it shall be. One day we will leave this body. We see it in
ourselves, in little ones. Everybody says when we are small “Oh, how beautiful you are, little, little child. How cute he is.” Then the child becomes sixteen, the Mother comes and says “Oh, my God, the child is like this and like this and like this.” The child grows up and then they say “Oh, my God, my child falls in love” and all those stories and it carries on like that. You see, our body doesn’t stay the same. It changes, it evolves until at the end we leave it. The clay lamp that is burning symbolises this body that is like this clay holder and inside is the burning lamp, is the light burning, is the Love burning inside of you. So rise, make your intellect be illuminated by the Grace of God, by the Grace of the Divine Mother, so that in this life, you can take the opportunity and realise your Self. Realise where you come from, realise who you are in reality, realise your work, your mission and realise where you are going, what your real duty in life is. Let this light shine through you. Become a messenger of this Love, become a messenger of the Divine – not just limiting yourselves, being what your mind perceives you to be. That’s also why we light this lamp.