Old Pendant "Vajra" Buddhist Hindu Thunderbolt Amulet

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 03, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

!! Vajra !!

Encase Old Pendant Buddhist-Hindu "VAJRA" Thunderbolt Amulet Thai, The Powerful God Weapon

Material : Bronze

Origin : Thailand

Size : 1" x 2.25"

Y ou are bidding on Hindu-Buddhist amulet "Vajra" pendant. Vajra is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond and is a ritual tool or spiritual implement which is symbolically important to both Buddha and Hinduism, but is particularly important in Buddhism. Vajras may have nine, five or three spokes. The spokes of a peaceful Vajra meet at the tip was those of a wrathful vajra are slightly splayed at the end.

The upper sets of spokes of a five-spoked vajra symbolize the five wisdoms, which are:

The mirror like wisdom-that which reflects all sense perceptions is purified when one attains enlightenment and becomes the mirror like wisdom. The wisdom of equality-arises after all the feelings of pleasantness, unpleasantness and indifference have been purified. The wisdom of individual analysis-arises when the factor of discrimination, which distinguishes one object from another is purified. It enables one to benefit each sentient being according to his or her needs and disposition. The wisdom of accomplishing activity-arises when the basic ability to perform acts according to particular circumstances is purified.
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