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'''The bell''' (Tib. ''Drilbu'', Skt. ''ghanta'') is, with its necessary counterpart the [[vajra]], an important ritual implement in [[Vajrayana]] practices. It symbolizes the feminine principle, the wisdom of [[emptiness]], while the vajra symbolizes the masculine principle, that of [[compassion]] and skillful means. And the union of wisdom and skillful means is the enlightened mind.
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'''The bell''' (Tib. ''drilbu'', Skt. ''ghanta'') is, with its necessary counterpart the [[vajra]], an important ritual implement in [[Vajrayana]] practices. It symbolizes the feminine principle, the wisdom of [[emptiness]], while the vajra symbolizes the masculine principle, that of [[compassion]] and skillful means. And the union of wisdom and skillful means is the enlightened mind.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:32, 17 June 2008

The bell (Tib. drilbu, Skt. ghanta) is, with its necessary counterpart the vajra, an important ritual implement in Vajrayana practices. It symbolizes the feminine principle, the wisdom of emptiness, while the vajra symbolizes the masculine principle, that of compassion and skillful means. And the union of wisdom and skillful means is the enlightened mind.