Tantric protection amulet, Buddha Vairocana, dragon and vajra. Silver 925 and copper combination. Coral and turquoise.
17.40 grams weight.
In Buddhism, the Dragon is Vairocana vehicle, the white Buddha sitting in the East (or Center). His throne supported by Dragons probably comes from the Chinese imperial throne. Turquoise Dragon is the setting of many protective deities, guardians of treasures and gods rain and thunderstorms. As guardians of treasures, sino-tibetains Dragons are Indian Naga counterparts. The Tibetan Word druk (tib.brug) also means 'dragon' that 'Thunder '. Bhutan, Buddhist Kingdom is called Druk Yul (land of the Dragon). Its inhabitants, the drukpas take their name from spiritual lineage drukpa kagyu, originating from Tibet. This line was established by the wise Tsangpa Gyaré who someday observed nine dragons disappear into the sky near Gyantse, decided to establish Ralung monastery. In Tibetan Buddhism, the ascent to heaven in a group of Dragons is a good sign.
The vajra is a Buddhist ritual tool.
From the dictionary of Buddhist terms, it symbolizes "indomitable determination to reach enlightenment that can destroy the illusions".
A Vajra can have nine, five or three rays. The spokes of a peaceful Vajra meet on the ends are slightly flared at the end of a wrathful Vajra.
Ends composed of five rays symbolize the five wisdoms. Opposite branches come together in one central (bindu) representing the seeds of the mind and the heart of the universe.
The vajra is a masculine symbol. It is associated in rituals to the Bell, feminine symbolism.
At the beginning there was only darkness and the void is nothing. A soft wind rose of the four directions which over time, fills the void. He began to take strength so that once were eons ago, wind merges into a substance so dense, heavy, solid, so unchanging became Gyatram Dorje, vajra cross which is the base of the physical universe.
The double dorje (visvavajra) is also associated with Amogasiddhi (Tibetan: Donyo drupa), which is the buddha of the Karma family whose name means the incorruptible. Its activity transmutes klesha or imperfection of jealousy. Due to its subtle activity it decreases the attachment.
It is green, his left hand rests on his knee in the mudra (symbolic hand position) of equanimity and his right hand in the chest palm facing outside in the position of "blessing" or "absence of fear". His consort is Damtsig Dolma, the Green Tara.
The vishvavajra (vishwa wishva is the sanskrit Word for world with the connotation of "the universe as we experience the", and means double dorje or dorje cross.) It represents stability or foundation of the physical world. This is a mark often used as a seal or stamp and can be found printed or incised on the base at the base of a statue that protects and preserves inside prayers/relics. It is also the emblem of some Buddhist deities whose influence encourages unwavering determination.
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