gem quality rock crystal Phurba pendant. Impeccable transparency.
Rock crystal from Brazil
vajrayana tantric buddhism
ritual dagger of Vajrakilaya to cast out demons
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Dimension of the pendant 90mm high by 16mm in diameter
Weight of 93 carats.
Mounted on a necklace also in rock crystal.
Dimension of each pearl 6mm
collar with sliding knot allowing a size of 23 to 31 cm long
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The Phurba is a dagger for defeating demons. It was introduced into Tibetan Buddhism by Phadmasambhava and is a symbol of transmutation of negative forces.
Often made of stone, bone, or even iron, the Phurba daggers of Tibetan Buddhism temples are easily recognizable by their triple-sided blade. Used in rituals to drive away unwanted spirits, the Phurba works spiritually to immobilize demonic spirits and sometimes kill them in hopes that they will reincarnate in better places.
Each component of Phurba has its own meaning. The dagger blade represents the method, with each of the three sides representing the three-spirit worlds. The point reconciling all three to form a harmonious global axis. The triple-bladed design is also meant to simultaneously transform the three poisons of the world into positive energies. These poisons are ignorance, greed and aggression. Enemies of Buddhism that may take a lifetime to overcome in the quest for enlightenment. The blade is often seen as indestructible and ignited with fire to burn above hate.
The handle of the Phurba represents wisdom and is often modeled as an eight-sided bulb with symmetrical knots at each end. There are various interpretations to the presence of these nodes. From the belief that Nirvana is locked within, to the belief that the different sections of the nodes contain the heavens of multiple gods. By going as far as the desire for a formless form, representing the fact of being formless in the kingdom of the Buddhas.
The top of the hilt often displays the three wrathful deities of Yamantaka, Amrita Kundalini, and Hayagriva. Yamantaka, the face of white color, symbolizes the body and the destruction of hatred. Amrita, the face colored blue, symbolizes the mind and the destruction of illusion. Hayagriva, the face of red color, symbol of speech and the destruction of greed.
In many illustrations, Phurba's dagger is depicted in a simple form, due to its small size. However, in its three-dimensional form, this tiny blade is most often depicted with numerous Buddhist symbols and demonstrates its focus on purging evil.
Vajrakilaya (The Adamantine Dagger), Tibetan Dorje Phurba is a yidam or deity of Tantric Buddhism or Vajrayana, central to the Nyingmapa "school of the elders" of Tibetan Buddhism.
The phurba or kila, the dagger held by Vajrakilaya
Vajrakilaya is a heruka i.e. a wrathful form of the deities in the higher tantras of Vajrayana. He is, in fact, a very wrathful form of Vajrasattva, the bodhisattva of purification.
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