pendant of Tantric Buddhism, vajrayana, Phurba in rock crystal, the knife of the dakinis and wrathful deity.
Brazilian rock crystal of excellent quality.
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology (ING), Paris, France. All our materials are appraised and certified by us.
Pendant dimensions only 50/32mm
Weight of 16 grams.
Sold with or without braided necklace with rock crystal bead also from Brazil
Necklace adaptable to all sizes by its clasp which is a sliding knot.
Minimum collar length: 22cm
Maximum collar length: 31cm
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The Phurba is a dagger to defeat demons. It was introduced into Tibetan Buddhism by Phadmasambhava and is a symbol of transmutation of negative forces.
Often made of stones, bones, or iron, Phurba daggers from Tibetan Buddhist temples are easily recognizable by their triple-sided blade. Used in rituals to drive away unwanted spirits, Phurba acts spiritually to immobilize demonic spirits and sometimes kill them in the hope that they will reincarnate in better places.
Each component of Phurba has its own meaning. The blade of the dagger represents the method, with each of the three sides representing the three-spirited worlds. The tip reconciling all three to form a harmonious global axis. The triple-blade design is also intended to simultaneously transform the world's three poisons into positive energies. These poisons are ignorance, greed and aggression. Enemies of Buddhism who may require a lifetime to overcome in the quest for enlightenment. The blade is often seen as indestructible and lit with a fire to burn above the hate.
The Handle of the Phurba represents wisdom and is often modeled as an eight-sided bulb with symmetrical nodes at each end. There are various interpretations to the presence of these nodes. From the belief that Nirvana is locked inside, to the belief that the different sections of the knots contain the paradises of several gods. By going as far as the desire for a formless form, representing the fact of being shapeless in the kingdom of the Buddhas.
The top of the handle often displays the three wrathful deities of Yamantaka, Amrita Kundalini, and Hayagriva. Yamantaka, the white face, symbolizes the body and the destruction of hatred. Amrita, her face colored blue, symbolizes the spirit and the destruction of illusion. Hayagriva, the face of red color, symbol of speech and the destruction of greed.
In many illustrations, the Phurba 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 many 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 "school of the elders" Nyingmapa of Tibetan Buddhism.
The phurba or kila, the dagger held by Vajrakilaya
Vajrakilaya is a heruka that is, an angry form of the deities in the higher tantras of Vajrayana. It is, in fact, a very wrathful form of Vajrasattva, the bodhisattva of purification.
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