The Bell And The Dorje

by Edgar Baird February. 04, 2010 4345 views

Bells and dorjes are used in many Tibetan Buddhist rituals. The bell symbolizes the feminine principle, the wisdom of emptiness, while the dorje, or vajra, symbolizes the masculine principle, that of compassion expressed through skillful means. The union of these two principles is enlightened mind.

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Carole Gledhill 10 years, 11 months ago

Lovely colours. Got a Tudor feel for me but I am a bit immersed in tudorness at the moment

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Mvjank 10 years, 11 months ago

What a neat shot. Is this in your home or...?

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Agnes Felber 10 years, 11 months ago

I am amazed to find that you are well versed in Buddhism, as well.
The feminine principle equals the wisdom of emptiness? The masculine principle stands for compassion? How intriguing!
Beautiful image to all that to keep our minds occupied for a while...
A very nice job, Edgar!

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Lynda 10 years, 11 months ago

Interesting post.

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Andrea 10 years, 11 months ago

Interesting photo, I like it.

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Chris 10 years, 11 months ago

Excellent composition and I love having the red in the background. Very interesting shot!

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Brenda Mallard 10 years, 11 months ago

Lovely and very interesting.

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