In Sanskrit, dorje is called 'vajra' which means 'thunderbolt' or 'diamond,' The vajra is considered to be like a diamond because it has the ability to destroy (all evil) but cannot be destroyed.
The "thunderbolt of enlightenment" is the abrupt change in human consciousness, a pivotal episode in life where one becomes enlightened that true happiness comes from within and not from external mediums. This realisation allows a person to detach from the illusions of the material. The thunderbolt It is used as a symbol to destroy ignorance and has been known as the 'Thunderbolt Way' or the 'Diamond Way.' The thunderbolt experience is a powerful and irresistible force of enlightenment. It is a symbol of union of the relative truth that we experience in everyday life, and absolute truth that is the timeless state of being unified with nature and everything around us.
The dorje symbol is also meditated on with the Hand-bell, representing both the masculine and feminine elements within us that we must balance in order to reach enlightenment. When the dorje sign is worn, they remind the wearer of the indestructibility of knowledge.
The number 108 is considered a sacred number in traditions such as Buddhism & Hinduism. Buddhist prayer beads or malas are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a buddha's name. Still used by many yogis today, malas are used to recite mantras while practicing meditation. Other people wear mala beads today as a symbol and reminder of their own journey, whatever it may be.
You can also use this set of mala beads as a beautiful bracelet!
Item Type: Mala
Item Condition: Brand New
Material: Rosewood, Metal Alloy
Chain Type: Rope Chain
Bead Size: 6mm | 0.24in
Length: Approx 55cm | 21.7in
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