Lotus Fruit Metal Incense Burner, 3.9 inch
Lotus Fruit Metal Incense Burner, 3.9 inch

Lotus Fruit Metal Incense Burner, 3.9 inch

SKU: 81003973

Lotus Fruit Metal Incense Burner, 3.9 inch

SKU: 81003973
  • Ideal for the home
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"May I gain freedom from karma, delusion, and karmic maras
To be able to live in the world unaffected by its stains
Like an unstained lotus grows in the mud,And like the sun and moon shine without obstruction in the sky."
- Excerpt from the King of Prayers

A modern Zen-inspired metal incense burner shaped after the lotus fruit, this addition to your prayer space is a good reminder of how we should strive to gain freedom from our defilements and ultimately achieve a pure state of mind, just like how a beautiful lotus springs forth from the mud. The lid is further accented with a miniature lotus fruit handle.

Lightweight and compact, it is ideal for travelling so you can meditate, make offerings or do space clearing rituals at any place, any time. Also suitable for the office so you can light incense and uplift the energy in your workspace. Carvings mask ventilation openings that enable the incense burner to be used covered or open.

  • Removable lid for convenient access and easy cleaning.
  • Ventilated lid enables the burner to used covered or open.
  • Wide body can accommodate stick, loose, powder and coil incense.
* As each item is handfinished, minor variations in shape, colour and finishing may occur from piece to piece. These do not impact its spiritual function and benefits.

About Incense and Incense Offering

Across all Buddhist traditions, incense is one of the most common and basic substances used as offerings to the Buddhas and enlightened beings. Within Tibetan Buddhism, incense is typically used as an offering to the Three Jewels — Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. It is also employed as part of Buddhist ritual to purify offering substances such as water, food and light.

In traditional Tibetan Medicine, incense is often used as a medicinal substance to treat certain ailments. Due to the healing qualities of its ingredients, Tibetan incense can soothe and calm a mind affected by depression, restlessness, anxiety and stress. Specific incense formulas can also be beneficial for common complaints such as migraines, cough, dizziness and insomnia.

On a spiritual level, the offering of incense reminds us to hold our vows purely and creates the causes for us to do so. In Buddhist thought, morality is considered to be one of the Six Perfections of a Bodhisattva practitioner. As such, it is one of the keys to reaching full enlightenment.

“Incense offerings should be done daily and consistently with great confidence in the supreme Dharma that liberates our mind from all sufferings and to the holy sage Buddha who has traversed over samsara.”
– Tsem Rinpoche

As we make incense offerings to the Buddhas, we generate the merits to become like them and hold our vows perfectly. This collection of merits is based on our Bodhisattva aspirations, and will lead us to the realisation of higher views which sees the faults of serving oneself as opposed to serving the needs of all sentient beings.

Therefore, offering incense of the best quality with the highest motivation may seem to be a simple spiritual act, but it leads to higher insight, integrity of practice, consistency of practice, generation of merits, and the ability to hold our vows which leads to the generation of higher attainments and insight within our mindstream.

For Incense Powder

  • Partially fill an empty burner with your desired amount of incense powder, then set it alight. For best results, use a small jet-flame lighter.

For Incense Sticks

  • Partially fill a new incense burner with a thin layer of ash or sand, or use a fireproof cotton bed.
  • Light your favourite incense stick and place it directly on the bed of ash/fireproof cotton. Can also be used with coil or cone incense.
  • A small quantity of powder incense can be sprinkled over the lit incense.
  • Alternatively, use in combination with an incense holder to catch the ash from your favourite incense sticks.
  • If you are using thick incense sticks or coils, leave the incense burner uncovered for efficient burning.

Safety Guidelines

  • Always use on a heat-resistant surface to prevent heat damage.
  • Remove the ash build-up regularly so that the burning incense does not come into close proximity with the lid or edges of the burner.
  • Always burn incense in moderate quantities to prevent overheating.
  • Replace the fireproof cotton regularly for maximum safety.
  • Do not handle the incense burner when hot.
  • Never leave unattended.
  • Material: Metal
  • Height: 33mm (1.3-in)
  • Diameter: 100mm (3.9-in)
  • Weight: 0.2 kg (0.4 lb)

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