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[['bum]] - 1) 100,000; 2) The [[Prajnaparamita]] Sutra in 8,000 Lines, [by the Buddha on the Vulture Peak, in the city of Rajagriha etc. to the sangha of bodhisattvas the profound dharmas of emptiness taught in answer to questions of Shariputra, ''Subhuti'', [[brgya byin]] and so forth,] (see [[The Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines (RiBa)]]). The extensive [[Prajnaparamita]] in a hundred thousand verses [IW]
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[[vajra]] - [[rdo rje]] [RY]
  
[[rab 'byor]] - Subhuti [[shA kya thub pa]]'i [[nyan thos nye 'khor bcu]]'i [[gras]] [[stong nyid]] [[ston pa]]'i [[mchog tu gyur pa]]'o,//a prominent disciple of the buddha [IW]
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Vajra ([[rdo rje]])
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*An emblematic symbol of the indestructible reality of buddha-body, speech and mind, in the form of a sceptre-like ritual object which is held in the right palm whenever playing a ritual bell. The sceptre symbolises skillful means and the bell, discriminative awareness. [[GD]] (from the Glossary to [[Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings]])
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[[rab 'byor]] - Subhuti [IW]
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[[rdo rje]] - adamantine, vajra, supreme, indestructible, great tibetan mountain range, 1 of 27 coincidences in astrology, SA [[sbyor ba nyer bdun]], 1 of 28 astrological terms for harmony of influence in the destiny of a person, prince of stones, infallible, indestructible, unchangeable, holy, venerable, indra's thunderbolt, scepter, indestructible reality, indestructible state [JV]
  
[[rab 'byor]] - 1 of buddha's disciples, disciples of buddha who were astute in asking questions, Subhuti [JV]
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[[rdo rje]] - vajra, thunderbolt, the prince of stones [diamond]. vajra-scepter. 2) indestructible, adamantine; vajra, diamond-like [RY]
  
[[rab 'byor]] - Subhuti; disciple of the Buddha, especially in the discourses of [[Prajnaparamita]]. Subhuti, important monk follower of the Buddha; ''[[Subhuti]]'', a prominent disciple of the Buddha [RY]
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[[rdo rje]] - Vajra. 'Diamond,' 'king of stones.' As an adjective it means indestructible, invincible, firm etc. The ultimate vajra is [[emptiness]], the conventional vajra is the ritual implement of material substance [RY]
  
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[[rdo rje]] - vajra; indestructible/ immutable/ adamantine [RB]
  
  
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Latest revision as of 18:21, 22 October 2009

Vajra-1.jpg
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Four-pronged Vajra.jpg

vajra - rdo rje [RY]


Vajra (rdo rje)

  • An emblematic symbol of the indestructible reality of buddha-body, speech and mind, in the form of a sceptre-like ritual object which is held in the right palm whenever playing a ritual bell. The sceptre symbolises skillful means and the bell, discriminative awareness. GD (from the Glossary to Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings)

rdo rje - adamantine, vajra, supreme, indestructible, great tibetan mountain range, 1 of 27 coincidences in astrology, SA sbyor ba nyer bdun, 1 of 28 astrological terms for harmony of influence in the destiny of a person, prince of stones, infallible, indestructible, unchangeable, holy, venerable, indra's thunderbolt, scepter, indestructible reality, indestructible state [JV]

rdo rje - vajra, thunderbolt, the prince of stones [diamond]. vajra-scepter. 2) indestructible, adamantine; vajra, diamond-like [RY]

rdo rje - Vajra. 'Diamond,' 'king of stones.' As an adjective it means indestructible, invincible, firm etc. The ultimate vajra is emptiness, the conventional vajra is the ritual implement of material substance [RY]

rdo rje - vajra; indestructible/ immutable/ adamantine [RB]