Bhagawati Saraswati Lighting oil lamps are one of the most common daily rituals in Indian tradition. Whether in temples, in homes, in offices or simply in small shrines on a shelf in a dorm room, one will always find a small brass or silver lamp to be filled with oil and lit on a daily basis. However, my Guru, Swami Chidanand Saraswati frequently implores people: “Don’t just light the lamps in your temples, homes and offices. Also remember to light the lamp in your own heart. That divine lamp will dispel the darkness of ignorance.” The lamp in our hearts? What divine light is he referring to? What darkness of ignorance is there within us which should be dispelled?