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Vajrayana Buddhism

Green Tara the Bodhisattva of compassionate action who manifests in female form. Tara's name is said to derive from the verb meaning "to cross" or "to traverse". In Tibetan Tara is Drolma which means "She Who Saves".

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The ritual scepter (vajra, rdo-rje) and bell (ghanta, dril-bu) are the most important ritual elements in Vajrayana Buddhism. The vajra, from which Vajrayana Buddhism takes its name, symbolizes the active male aspect of enlightenment often equated with skillful means, compassion, or bliss. The vajra evolved from the thunderbolt-scepter wielded by the Vedic god Indra

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Tibetan Thodgal Tigle A meditational rainbow mandala used during Dzogchen initiation in the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana.

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