The Vajra is the quintessential symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism, which derives its name from the vajra itself. The Sanskrit term vajra means 'the hard or mighty one,’ and its Tibetan equivalent dorje means an indestructible hardness and brilliance like the diamond, which cannot be cut or broken. The vajra essentially symbolizes the impenetrable, immovable, immutable, indivisible, and indestructible state of enlightenment or Buddhahood.
Tibetan bell represents wisdom, and as wisdom and method are an undivided unity so the vajra and bell are never parted or employed separately. The vajra represents the compassion of the Buddha, the masculine principle; and the bell represents wisdom, the female principle. To achieve enlightenment, those two principles must be combined. The bell is visualized as the Buddha's body, the vajra is visualized as his mind, and the sound of the bell is visualized as Buddha's speech in teaching of the dharma.
The thunderbolt or diamond that destroys all kinds of ignorance, and itself is indestructible. The Vajra is symbol of Indra also. In tantric rituals, the Vajra symolised the male principle which represents method in the right hand and the Bell symbolised the male principle which represents method in the right hand and the Bell symbolised the female principle, is held in the left. Their interaction leads to enlightement. Also the Dorje or Vajra represents the "Upaya" or method Tibetans name Vajra as "Dorje".
Design: Made with nine metals.
Dimensions of Bell: 6.5 inches (H) x 3.5 inches (W)
Dimensions of Vajra: 4.3 inches (L) x 1.5 inches (W)
Total Weight: 540 grams
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The Vajra is the quintessential symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism, which derives its name from the vajra itself. It made with nine metals.