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
Kwan Yin: Thousand Arms
One Buddhist legend presents Avalokitesvara as vowing to never rest until he had freed all sentient beings from samsara. Despite strenuous effort, he realized that still many unhappy beings were yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, his head split into eleven pieces. Amitabha Buddha, seeing his plight, gave him eleven heads with which to hear the cries of the suffering. Upon hearing these cries...Kwan Yin in Full
The myth of Pi Yao tells that the creature violated a law of heaven, so the Jade Emperor punished it by restricting Pi Yao's diet to gold, and preventing the creature from defecating by sealing its anus. Thus, Pi Yao can only absorb gold, but cannot expel it. This is the origin of Pi Yao's status as a symbol of the acquisition and preservation of wealth. The Pi Yao is considered to be an infinite, unending auspicious creature of heaven which brin...Pi Yao in Full