In Sanskrit, dorje is called 'vajra' which means 'thunderbolt' or 'diamond,'
The vajra is considered to be like a diamond which is indestructible but have the ability to destroy all evil.
The thunderbolt 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.
Tibetan 6 words mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, or hail to the jewel in the lotus, is the ancient Tibetan mantra or prayer for realizing perfect wisdom and compassion. Travelers to Tibet find it everywhere -- printed on prayer flags, inside and outside prayer wheels, carved onto prayer stones and even on mountain sides.
Tibetan Buddhists believe each complete recitation of the 6 words mantra invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.
According to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche:
"The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience. Pä, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.
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