Dhyani Buddha

posted on 22 Jan 2010 19:03 by dzibeads in Dharma

Dhyani Buddha Book Cover

Book Cover with Dhyani Buddha or Pancha buddha in meditation position. Wood carving.

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Two aspects of Vajra Symbolism

posted on 23 Oct 2009 18:41 by dzibeads in Dharma
The Vajra: is the quintessential symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism, which derives its name from the vajra itself. The Sanskrit term vajra means 'the hard or mighty one', and its Tibetan equivalent dorje means an indestructible hardness and brilliance like the diamond, which cannot be cut or broken. The vajra essentially symbolizes the impenetrable, immovable, immutable, indivisible, and indestructible state of enlightenment or Buddhahood.
Two aspects of Vajra Symbolism

There is Two different aspects of Vajra. one with the Five pronged and the other is with Nine Pronged. Hope This Vajra chart is informative for you to understand about Vajra. This picture, you can find in Book The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art.
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Ganesha in Leaf

posted on 10 Oct 2009 16:57 by dzibeads in Dharma
Hope you have read about Lord Ganesha in previous post Ganesha The God of Wisdom
Hope you like this Ganesha Form in Banana leaf. This ganesha image i found in internet, i like this picture very much so i have been using this image in many post in this blog.
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How Ganesha's Tusk Broken?

posted on 25 Jul 2009 16:48 by dzibeads in Dharma
Ekadanta GaneshaWe have read many posts about Ganesha. In the post Ganesha the God of Wisdom you can read about Ganesha’s broken tusk in briefly. You may wonder why Ganesha have only one tusk? There is several myth about his broken tusk, so in my another Tibetan blog i posted about this. In this post I share same stories as in my another blog, that how Ganesha lost his one tusk.

There is a Sanskrit name for Ganesha is Ekadanta (right picture) or one tusk Ganapati, read 32 forms of Ganesha. Some of the earliest icons show him handling his broken tusk. We can find many stories about how Ganesha lost his one tusk. In this post you will read three story behind it.
GANESHA battle with Parashuram GANESHA Battle With ParshuRam Ganesha said to have lost his one tusk in a fight with Parashuram
He said to have lost his tusk in a fight with Parashuram. "When Parashuram one of Shiva's favorite disciples, came to visit him, he found Ganesha guarding Shiva's inner apartments. His father being asleep, Ganesha opposed Parshuram's entry. Parashuram nevertheless tried to urge his way, and the parties came to blows. Ganesha had at first the advantage, seizing Parashuram in his trunk, and giving him a twirl that left him sick and senseless. When Parashuram recovering, he threw his axe at Ganesha, who recognizing it as his father's weapon (Shiva having given it to Parashuram) received it with all humility upon one of his tusks, which it immediately severed, and hence Ganesha has but one tusk.
A different legend narrates that Ganesha was asked to scribe down the epic of Mahabharata, dictated to him by its author, sage Vyasa. Taking into note the enormity and significance of the task, Ganesha realized the inadequacy of any ordinary 'pen' to undertake the task. He thus broke one of his own tusk and made a pen out of it. The lesson offered here is that no sacrifice is big enough in the pursuit of knowledge." In Some Ganesha Image, the broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata.
Another Story I found in the web is releated with Ganesha Chaturthi, the birth day of Lord Ganesha, which tells a third story: "Indra, the god of the rain and skies, invited Ganesha to a feast. Taking his vehicle (his mouse), Ganesha began his journey to Indra’s palace. Because the mouse could not carry all his weight, he lost his balance and fell. The moon, shining in the night sky, laughed at him. Angered by this insult,Ganesha broke off his left tusk and threw it to the moon. And that’s why he may be called Ekadanta (means “with one tooth”). Ganesha also cursed the moon “that whoever looked at the moon on the Ganesha chaturthi night, they would undergo privations.” Even today, devotees avoidlooking at the moon on Ganesha days."
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Hope you have enjoyed reading these stories. If you have some different stories about Ganesha, you can share your stories in this blog.
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