The phurpa is an endemic Oriental ritual implement that doubles as a weapon. Consisting of pommel, handle, and blade, essence actualisation of the phurpa involves consecrating and sheathing it for usage and then piercing the earth or a bowl of rice with the same; after which it becomes a potent manifestation of Buddhahood. This unusual phurpa from the Exotic India collection comes with a unique dorje handle.
The vajra is a staple of the Vajrayan tradition of Buddhism and encapsulates the twin qualities of indestructibility and irresistible force (in Sanskrit, the word for both 'diamond' and 'thunderbolt' is vajra, which leads us to the two qualities). Used rather sparingly as a ritual implement, the dorje is suffused with great spiritual meaning.
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