Vajra

Categories: Buddhism
Tibetan: རྡོ་རྗེ         Chinese: 金剛

The vajra is the symbol of Vajrayana, translated as thunderbolt or diamond, meaning indestructible. It is a symbol of skillful means. Vajra, bell and hand drum are the three main instruments in Vajrayana practices.


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Synonyms/Additional Terms:
རྡོ་རྗེ།, བཛྲ, 金剛杵, 金剛, 班雜, Thunderbolt

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