Darajah is a Tibetan word referring to a ritual object held in the right hand of a Lama while preforming religious ceremonies. As a sacred symbol of Tibetan Buddhism, the darajah represents the 'thunderbolt of enlightenment'; an abrupt change in human consciousness which is recognised by all the great religions as a pivotal episode in the lives of mystics and saints.
Darajah (Dorjeh, Darujeh, Darjah) is a common given-name for men in people of Tibetan culture. The Tibetan people believe that giving a child this name lends him a spirit like one of an isolated Bodhisattva who helps humanity from afar.
The darajah also represents the unity possible between opposites. In the Buddhist religious ceremony, a bell, symbolizing the feminine principle (the wisdom of emptiness), is paired with the darajah, symbolizing the masculine principle (that of compassion expressed through skillful means). The union of these two principles is an enlightened mind.
Dorjeh, Darujeh, Darjah
Other Links of Interest
Did you also Read
Feng Shui Item Origins
Feng Shui provides an amazing array of remedies and enhancers for the practioner to adapt to a given situation in which solutions are only limited by one's mind. Though some Feng Shui items are more popular than others, many of these remedies/enhancers became a Feng Shui solution because of their background and place in history. From the Auspicious Wealth Bowl to the Five Element Pagoda to the Pi Yao: all of them have a rich past which ultimately...Feng Shui Item Origins in Full
Chung Kwei: Guardian of Spirits
Chung Kwei's popularity in folklore can be traced to the reign of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang China (712 to 756). According to Song Dynasty sources, once the Emperor Xuanzong was gravely ill. He had a dream in which he saw two ghosts. The smaller of the ghosts stole a purse from imperial consort Yang Guifei and a flute belonging to the emperor. The bigger ghost, wearing the hat of an official, captured the smaller ghost, tore out his eye and ate it...Chung Kwei in Full