Buddhist Vajra | Tibetan Thunderbolt Symbolism

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Buddhist Vajra

About Our Buddhist Vajra :

The vajra is made up of several parts. In the center is a sphere representing Sunyata, the primordial nature of the universe, the underlying unity of all things. Emerging from the sphere are two eight-petaled lotus flowers. One represents the phenomenal world (or, in Buddhist terms, Samsara), and the other represents the noumenal world (Nirvana). This is one of the fundamental dichotomies which are perceived by the unenlightened. The physical manifestation of the vajra, also called Dorje in this context, is the male organ.

The five-pronged vajra (with four Makara plus a central prong) is the most commonly seen vajra. There is an elaborate correspondence system between the five elements of the noumenal vajra and the phenomenal side. One important correspondence is between the five "poisons" with the five pearls of wisdom. The five poisons are the mental states that obscure the original purity of a being's mind, while the five pearls of wisdom are the five most important aspects of the enlightened mind. Each of the five pearls of wisdom is also associated with a Buddha figure. (see also Five Wisdom Buddhas)

Introduction to Vajra :

Vajra is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. It is a weapon used as a ritual object to symbolize the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). The five-pronged vajra is the most commonly seen vajra.

This Vajra is to be used during empowerment. Usually needs two Vajras, one for the Mandala tied to the Sung-Tak with five colored cords and the second for the Vajra Master. Sanskrit word vajra or Dorje in Tibetan is defined as "diamond" or "adamantine." As such, the word vajra sometimes signifies enlightenment, or the absolute reality of shunyata, emptiness. Dorje offers protection and invokes blessings.
Size: 5 cm(Height) and 20 cm(Base)
Weight: 0.722kg

How to set up your own Buddhist Shrine?

-Find a clean, quiet, and uncluttered spot.
-Set up an altar table, and cover it with an altar cloth that calls to you.
-Place your sacred item (statue, thangka, or a picture of Buddha) at the center.