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clarified butter; ghee; the essence of Buddhism to anoint someone on the head
trad. (醍醐灌頂) 醍醐 灌頂
simp. (醍醐灌顶) 醍醐 灌顶
Literally: “to anoint one's head with ghee”.

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醍醐灌頂

  1. (Buddhism) to enlighten someone with wisdom for achieving nirvana
  2. (figuratively) to inspire someone with insightful words