André Signoret sanskrit at CLUB-INTERNET.FR
Sat Oct 28 11:32:51 UTC 2000


What about "vajra pañjara-" as "cage de Faraday - Faraday cage". I don't
know where I picked up that but it is still in my dictionary for it appeals
to me ! If "exaggerated", I will cancel it ! Thanks.

"De l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace !" (Danton)

André Signoret

----- Original Message -----
From: Ven. Tantra <troyoga at YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2000 12:25 PM
Subject: vajra

> Dante,
> Might the following ensemble of un-cited data have any
> relevance to the inquiry? Can any of it be
> substantiated or shown to be false? Is there anything
> worthy of amplification?
> Abstract: Vajra, Vajravaada & Li.nga
> Among the Indian Buddhist schools, Tantra generally
> goes by the name of Vajrayaana, the "diamond-" or
> "thunderbolt-vehicle." But its original name was
> probably Vajravaada, the "thunderbolt-way." Vajra or
> "thunderbolt" is apparently the Buddhist version of
> the li.nga, and the vajravaada most likely indicated a
> special erotic ritual. Li.nga itself appears to be
> derived from the very early Austric language. In its
> earliest sense, then, li.nga denotes a primitive
> "plough" or "digging stick." It is said that before
> the invading Aryans entered the Indus Valley
> Civilization (present-day Pakistan), they had never
> encountered the li.nga-worship. Initially they were
> horrified by the cult. They contemptuously referred to
> Ziva as ZiZna-devataa or "penis-deity" and forbade all
> contacts with his worshippers.
> rgrds.
> VT
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