sthanesvar timalsina samvidullasa at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 28 16:06:57 UTC 2000

Dear Rosati,
Vajra of Indra would have taken a long course to give the meaning of
Adamantine nature. To mediate the weapon and adamantine nature, there exists
one ritual "vajrayAga". In this vajra attains a position of a complete
ritual from one single weapon. The studies on ritual and philosophy can shed
light more.

>From: Rosati <dante at POP.INTERPORT.NET>
>Reply-To: Indology <INDOLOGY at LISTSERV.LIV.AC.UK>
>Subject: vajra
>Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 00:04:36 -0400
>As a student of Buddhist Tantra, I am interested in how Indra's Vajra came
>to have connotations like "adamantine" "diamond" "indestructible". I have
>been looking at the occurrences in the Rigveda, and notice that it is
>sometimes described as made or iron or metal and with edges (sounding much
>like the Tibetan rdo rje). Macdonell mentions that it is "sometimes spoken
>of as a stone or rock." Does anyone know what he is referring to, or of any
>works or monographs on this interesting word?
>Thank you
>Dante Rosati

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