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'''Bone ornaments''' (Tib. རུས་རྒྱན།, [[Wyl.]] ''rus rgyan'') are symbolic ornamentation worn by certain [[yidam]] deities. Depending on the particular [[sadhana]], there are generally said to be either five or six types of bone ornament.
 
'''Bone ornaments''' (Tib. རུས་རྒྱན།, [[Wyl.]] ''rus rgyan'') are symbolic ornamentation worn by certain [[yidam]] deities. Depending on the particular [[sadhana]], there are generally said to be either five or six types of bone ornament.
  
*Six bone ornaments of a wrathful male [[deity]] <ref>* Thinley Norbu, The Small Golden Key.</ref>:
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*Six bone ornaments of a wrathful male [[deity]] <ref>* Thinley Norbu, ''The Small Golden Key''.</ref>:
 
#A hair net of bone pendants hanging from the [[ushnisha]],
 
#A hair net of bone pendants hanging from the [[ushnisha]],
 
#Bone earrings
 
#Bone earrings
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#Bone bracelets and anklets.
 
#Bone bracelets and anklets.
  
*Six bone ornaments of a wrathful female deity<ref>* Thinley Norbu, The Small Golden Key.</ref>:
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*Six bone ornaments of a wrathful female deity<ref>* Ibid.</ref>:
 
#Bone jewels on the right and left shoulders’
 
#Bone jewels on the right and left shoulders’
 
#Bone [[lotus]]es on the breast,
 
#Bone [[lotus]]es on the breast,
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#A bone [[double vajra]] at the navel
 
#A bone [[double vajra]] at the navel
  
*Five bone ornaments of a peaceful female deity<ref>* Getse Mahāpaṇḍita, Husks of Unity </ref>:
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*Five bone ornaments of a peaceful female deity<ref>* Getse Mahāpaṇḍita, ''Husks of Unity'' </ref>:
 
#A bone ring at the top of her head, that symbolizes the wisdom of the basic space of phenomena,
 
#A bone ring at the top of her head, that symbolizes the wisdom of the basic space of phenomena,
 
#A bone necklace, that symbolizes the wisdom of equality,
 
#A bone necklace, that symbolizes the wisdom of equality,

Revision as of 15:57, 16 June 2011

Bone ornaments (Tib. རུས་རྒྱན།, Wyl. rus rgyan) are symbolic ornamentation worn by certain yidam deities. Depending on the particular sadhana, there are generally said to be either five or six types of bone ornament.

  • Six bone ornaments of a wrathful male deity [1]:
  1. A hair net of bone pendants hanging from the ushnisha,
  2. Bone earrings
  3. A short bone necklace
  4. A long bone necklace
  5. A bone girdle, and
  6. Bone bracelets and anklets.
  • Six bone ornaments of a wrathful female deity[2]:
  1. Bone jewels on the right and left shoulders’
  2. Bone lotuses on the breast,
  3. Bone vajras on the back,
  4. Bone chakras on the right and left shoulder blades,
  5. A bone eternal knot at the waist, and
  6. A bone double vajra at the navel
  • Five bone ornaments of a peaceful female deity[3]:
  1. A bone ring at the top of her head, that symbolizes the wisdom of the basic space of phenomena,
  2. A bone necklace, that symbolizes the wisdom of equality,
  3. Bone earrings, that symbolizes discerning wisdom
  4. Bone bracelets, that symbolizes mirror-like wisdom and
  5. A bone belt that symbolizes all-accomplishing wisdom.

References

  1. * Thinley Norbu, The Small Golden Key.
  2. * Ibid.
  3. * Getse Mahāpaṇḍita, Husks of Unity