Vajra (Tib. Dorje) – Carmen Mensink
The Diamond Sceptre
The vajra is the quintessential symbol of the ‘Diamond vehicle’ or Vajrayana Buddhist path.
The vajra as a ritual implement (used by Vajrayana practitioners) is held in the right hand and symbolises powerful and compassionate method. When used in combination with the bell (tib.: ghanta) in the left hand, they represent the perfect union of method and wisdom, male and female.
The vajra essentially symbolises the indestructable state of enlightenment or Buddhahood. When used double (crossed), the vajra represents absolute stability.
At the bottom of the Thangka a Tibetan text is painted with the following translation painted underneath the Thangka:
“The Secret Mind, The Omniscience, the Absolute Awareness of all Buddhas.”
Materials: Hand prepared canvas, gouache paints, gold.
Size: 18.1“x10.6” (46x27cm), unframed.
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