Dipamkara Buddha was the buddha of a world cycle long past, who preceded Sakyamuni Buddha, and was also known as “Burning Lamp Buddha” or “Lamp-Lighter Buddha” etc. The Buddha advocates the importance of Wisdom, Loving Kindness and Compassion to liberate distressed sentient beings from sufferings.
According to legends, there was a bright lamp appearing at the time of the birth of Dipamkara Buddha, with lights illuminating from the body, palms folded in Lotus-fold position and surrounded by heavenly music and songs.
As recorded in a Sutra, Dipamkara Buddha lamp serves to brighten the world with wisdom. The occurrence of lamp and brightness at the time of the birth of Dipamkara Buddha was also recorded in another Sutra.
From a buddhism angle, lamp and lights represent “wisdom light” which brighten darkness and displace ignorance. The essence of Dipamkara Buddha’s teaching was centered on the Dharma and the cultivation of the Bodhi mind.
As recorded in another Sutra, the boundless power of one lamp leads to boundless lamps, one Bodhisattva could leads and liberates boundless sentient beings towards Samadhi.