Vajras

In Vajrayana, the vajra (Sanskrit) or dorje (Tibetan) carries with it many levels of meanings, depending on the context. Originally known as the weapon of the mighty Indra (“king of the gods” in Indian mythology), the vajra is said to be indestructible, like a diamond and powerful, like a thunderbolt. In Vajrayana, it can symbolize the indestructible mind and the indomitable altruistic vow (bodhicitta).

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