Meaning of THUNDERBOLT in English


The English word often used to translate the Sanskrit word "vajra" (Tibetan, "dorje"), which is key symbol for Vajrayana Buddhism. It means literally "Diamond Thunderbolt." It symbolizes the indestructible character of emptiness , the true nature of all things. Tibetan Buddhists use a crafted metal image of a thunderbolt in their rituals. For a picture of Vajrasattva holding thunderbolts in his hands, click here .

Buddhism English glossary.      Английский глоссарий буддизма.