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The '''curved knife''' (Tib. གྲི་གུག, Wyl. ''gri gug'') is a symbolic instrument that symbolizes the severing of the [[four maras|four demons]].<ref>''bskyed rim gyi zin bris cho ga spyi ’gros ltar bkod pa man ngag kun btus/ kun mkhyen bstan pa’i nyi ma''. Quoted in the glossary of ''Deity, Mantra & Wisdom'', Translated by Dharmachakra Translation Committee.</ref>
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The '''curved knife''' (Tib. [[གྲི་གུག་]], [[Wyl.]] ''gri gug'') is a symbolic instrument that symbolizes the severing of the [[four maras|four demons]].<ref>''bskyed rim gyi zin bris cho ga spyi ’gros ltar bkod pa man ngag kun btus/ kun mkhyen bstan pa’i nyi ma''. Quoted in the glossary of ''Deity, Mantra & Wisdom'', Translated by Dharmachakra Translation Committee.</ref>
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==Alternative Translations==
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*hooked knife
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 22:04, 4 September 2017

Curved knife held in the right hand of the dakini, from a tangka of Yeshe Tsogyal

The curved knife (Tib. གྲི་གུག་, Wyl. gri gug) is a symbolic instrument that symbolizes the severing of the four demons.[1]

Alternative Translations

  • hooked knife

References

  1. bskyed rim gyi zin bris cho ga spyi ’gros ltar bkod pa man ngag kun btus/ kun mkhyen bstan pa’i nyi ma. Quoted in the glossary of Deity, Mantra & Wisdom, Translated by Dharmachakra Translation Committee.