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This item includes one Handmade Tibetan Bell, one Dorje, and one wood striker. You can use the wood striker just like you would with a singing bowl by rubbing it around the bottom of the bell.
Large Bell Size : 8" Height x 4.38" Diameter ; Dorje : 5" Long
The dorje and bell are the primary ritual tools of Tibetan Buddhism. Always kept together, they represent many layers of intricate symbolism and meaning and are used in almost all Tibetan ritual ceremonies. Primarily, the dorje and bell represent the masculine and feminine principles in the cosmos and in the individual’s energy body. The dorje is always held in the right hand and the bell in the left as these are the sides of the right and left channels in the body.
As the male principle, the dorje is the quintessential symbol of the 'diamond mind of enlightenment', so hard that it is able to cut through all illusions and deceits to arrive at the clear light of truth in its two forms. These two forms of truth are symbolized by the two pronged dorje and are relative truth - needed for daily living (science, practical knowledge etc.) and absolute truth which reveals the inner nature of the universe. In Tibetan dorje means the indestructible stone. The dorje is considered the ultimate spiritual weapon in that it is used to banish the forces of darkness, ignorance and disharmony with its power of lightning and clear truth.
As the archetypal feminine principle the Dill boo [bell] represents the perfection of wisdom which directly perceives the primordial nature of shunyata (emptiness). Its sound describes emptiness as if the sound arises from silence and dissolves back into silence. As such it represents the mandala of creation and dissolution. The main feature of the handle of the Bell is the face of Vajra-para-mita, the greatest Goddess representing the union and perfection of all wisdom and awareness.