Grateful Tibetan Thunderbolt
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Dissolve into the Experience with our Double Dorje - Owsley Deadbolt mashup.
Vajra (Dorje) is a Sanskrit word meaning thunderbolt and diamond. The symbolic nature of a diamond - strong with the ability to cut any surface but not be cut itself, and the symbolic nature of the thunderbolt - a powerful and irresistible force of enlightenment. Its brilliance illuminates ignorance and reveals Truth, destroying the delusion that causes suffering. Once the cause of suffering is revealed to us, we are empowered to create the causes of happiness. Ultimately we will attain the egoless state, which is free from all suffering. From the Vajrayana perspective, the motivation for attaining this state is to relieve all beings from their suffering.
The word Dorje means Lord of Stones in Tibetan. It symbolizes the capacity to transform all experience into an experience of enlightened perspective. Everything in samsara, cyclic existence, is impermanent, and therefore, not to be relied upon. The dorje symbolizes the skillful means of transforming our ordinary experience to one that will propel us on our spiritual path. The dorje has five extraordinary characteristics. It is impenetrable, immovable, immutable, indivisible, and indestructible.
The Tibetan Dorje also represents firmness and power of spirit; a symbol for the nature of reality, or sunyata, indicating endless creativity, potency, and skillful activity. The double Dorje represents that which cannot be destroyed, but which destroys all evil. Known for it's double facets, the shape of the Dorje symbolizes the two forms of truth, relative and absolute.