Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ritual Implements in Tibetan Buddhism

Ritual Implements in Tibetan Buddhism:
A Symbolic Appraisal Rites and rituals are an essential part of Tibetan religion and reflect its practical side. Not restricted to temples alone, they are performed in a variety of places and circumstances, for a myriad of purposes. Daily ceremonies are conducted in temples, although they are perhaps not so elaborate as those that take place in Hindu temples in Nepal and India.
Throughout the year, too, special rituals are performed to propitiate deities, to precipitate rain, to avert hailstorms, diseases, and death, to ensure good harvests, to exorcise demons and evil spirits, and of course to destroy the passions of the mind and, ultimately, the ego. All these practices-whether occult, magical, or shamanistic, require various implements which are as important as the images of the deities in whose service they are employed.
Some deities Statues Hold Ritual Implements

Each such object is pregnant with symbolic meaning and is frequently imbued with magical power and potency
Many of these ritual implements also occur as hand-held attributes of various important Buddhist deities (Above Statues Click for Detail). Many of these weapons and implements have their origins in the wrathful arena of the battlefield and the funerary realm of the cremation grounds. As primal images of destruction, slaughter, sacrifice, and necromancy, these weapons were wrested from the hands of evil and turned-as symbols-against the ultimate root of evil, the self-cherishing ego.

In the hands of wrathful and semi-wrathful deities, protective deities, the siddhas and the dakinis, these implements became pure symbols, weapons of transformation, and an expression of the deities' wrathful compassion, which mercilessly destroys the manifold illusions of the inflated human ego.
Read Some of the important ritual implements:
· The Vajra or Thunderbolt, also known in Tibetan as dorje.

· The Bell, known in Sanskrit as the Ghanta, and in Tibetan as dril bu.

· The Phurpa (Ritual Dagger)

· The Skull Cup, known as kapala in Sanskrit. (will be posted soon)
Also See some detail picture of Crystal Kapala



Dakini Using Skull Cup (Kapala) and Kapala offering Painting

· The Curved Knife or Chopper

· The Curved Knife or Chopper

11 comments:

Forumer said...

Howdy bro??

About that human ego, that what made mankind cannot live in peace and harmony together right? That what made war between mankind.

So human must need a unity, that is a unity to one God, if there are many ideology, philosophy and so on, then unity cannot be done and battle of course will occur.

But whatever our ideology, if human not worship ego, then we can still live in peace, love each other, caring society, not jealous, hate and so on, right?

Not be like certain kind of humans, that their job only divide and rule, torcher others, commit sin always, attack other people's places and so on.

may we live in peace and harmony here and after. Peace and justice 4 all

Best regards
:)

DZI BEADS said...

Thanks,
You are 100% corrcet. Human kind ego. In Tibetan buddhism Human's bigest enemies are desire ,Greed and anger. This three poision produce Human ego.And that's you see every where in the world,in daily life.

Best regards thanks

Forumer said...

Yupp, in Malaysia now the most clear we can see is in politics. I'm really sad looking at my own race quarrel and not unite because of politics, that means all of that because of money. Money makes people blind, and don;t see the truth and always blame other people.

And when peoples all just protect their ego and don't care about other peoples fate, just think of self needs, then there will no more helping each other right?? hehe

Sorry for talk much here, just give opinion about our world today. I love to see we all live in peace and harmony without battle and war.



Best regards
:)

forumer said...

Ooopss, just want to correct my word, i'm not blaming politics here hehe Politic is ok, but human ego that involve in politics are bad :D

dzibeads said...

That's good thinking my friend.
You can Talk here as long as you want
I am Glad That someone is responce my Post .
thank you very much

Forumer said...

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And about that Sandisk Flash Drive, it's too expensive ya know :)

And i'm sorry for giving you wrong info before. If we put URL in our nickname at comment is not giving us backlink at Technorati, but only link that appears in front page at Recent Comment (like Wordpress have) that give us point. Sorry once again ok :)

dzi beads said...

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Forumer said...

Hehe, you're right there, but ya know something, ya done more greater job, because you use Alexa redirect. I forgot to use it before, thanx to you make me realise this!!!

It's better for us to use Alexa redirect link, hopefully it will help us to improve Alexa ranking too, well done my fren and thanx so much

Best regards
:)

Forumer said...

I'm still fine for now my fren hehe. And you still don;t answer my question, how are you?? :D

Forumer said...

It's ok my fren, take your time ;)

About posting, i'm also put it at older date my fren hehe

Forumer said...

HOw is your day today my fren?? How about your Technorati's point, did you see changes after joining the train?? hehe

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