Showing posts with label Tibet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tibet. Show all posts

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Vajra

Vajrayana is the last period of evolution and development of the Buddhist thought. It is made of philosophy and meditation and highest stage of Buddhist teaching. The Vajra is the main part of Vajrayana which is part of Hindu mythology. In Sanskrit Vajrayana means “Thunderbolt” or a Diamond Vehicle, in ritual, the Vajra is used so it is called Vajrayana. It is a symbol of thunder and lightning as well as a symbol of an indestructible diamond.

The symbols of Vajrayana Buddhism
Two aspects of Vajra Symbolism

The Five pronged vajra as the mandala of the five Victor Buddhas: there are mirrored mandalas at each end, one is being phenomenal and other being noumenal
The nine-pronged Vajaraas the mandala of the fice Victor Buddhas and their female aspects, the Buddha Prajnas: there are a number of variations according to specific mandalas

The Vajrayana way of Life: Center Around strong emphasis on incantations, hand gestures, and diagrams of the deities and the cosmic forces. It also focuses on teaching, one can be taught this way of life only a master

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shishapangma: The Fourteenth Highest Mountain in World

Shishapangma, additionally called Gosainthan, is the fourteenth most astounding mountain on the planet at 8,027 meters (26,335 ft) above ocean level. It was the last 8,000-meter crest to be moved, because of its area totally inside Tibet and the confinements on visits by remote voyagers to the district forced by experts of the Government of China and of the Tibet region.
Shishapangma is situated in south-focal Tibet, five kilometers from the fringe with Nepal. It is the main eight-thousander totally inside a Chinese domain. It is likewise the most elevated crest in the Jugal Himal which is bordered with and frequently considered a piece of Langtang Himal. The Jugal/Langtang Himal straddles the Tibet/Nepal fringe. Since Shishapangma is on the dry north side of the Himalayan peak and further from the lower landscape of Nepal, it has less sensational vertical help than most major Himalayan peaks.
Geologist Toni Hagen clarified the name as importance a "verdant plain" or "knoll" (Pangma) over a "brush" or a "range" (Shisha or Chisa) in the nearby Tibetan vernacular, along these lines meaning the "peak over the lush fields".
Tibetan Geologist Guntram Hazod records a neighborhood story that clarifies the mountain's name as far as its strict significance in the Standard Tibetan dialect: Shisha, which signifies "meat of a creature that passed on of characteristic causes" and sbangma which signifies "malt residue left over from preparing lager".

View of Annapurna Range

Viewing Annapurna Massif from The Tibet Section Lamjung Himal (6983 m), Annapurna II (7937 m),  Annapurna III (7555 m),  Annapurna IV ...