- In Sanskrit, Dorje is called Vajra. Vajra means, »thunderbolt« or »diamond«, and the Vajra is indestructible. The Vajra symbol came to Tibetan Buddhism from Hinduism. The Vajra is like a diamond, because it can destroy, but it cannot be destroyed. The Vajra represents spiritual power. The Vajra represents firmness of spirit and spiritual power. The use of the Vajra, as a symbolic and ritual tool, spread from India along with Indian religion and culture to other parts of Asia.
- Vajra symbol is a ritual object. In Buddhist ceremonies in Tibet, the bell and the Vajra are always used together. The Vajra can be used to strike the bell. The Tibetan Vajra represents firmness and power of spirit. In Nepal Vajras are kept around the house to bring good luck and ward off evil. The Vajra is known to be the destroyer of evil and the mineral Rock Crystal is known to clean the energy around it. It can help people tap into higher intuitive thinking and receive intuitive information.
The Vajra is made up of several parts:
- a sphere represents Sunyata, the primordial nature of the universe, the underlying unity of all things.
- two Lotus flowers. One represents the phenomenal world – Samsara, the other represents the noumenal world – Nirvana. The Lotus represents enlightenment.
- sixteen petals stand for sixteen modes of emptiness.
- the three rings represent the emptiness and effortlessness. Rings signify the six perfections: patience, generosity, discipline, effort, meditation and wisdom.
- five prongs. Four of these prongs curve toward one central prong, forming a closed claw or cage. The four prongs represents: form, feeling, perception and motivation, with the central prong connoting consciousness. The five prongs can also denote the five poisons and wisdom of: desire, anger, delusion, greed and pride.
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