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Religion Library: Vajrayana Buddhism

Symbolism

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There are many important symbols in the Vajrayana: the vajra itself (diamond or thunderbolt), the lotus, colors, certain mudras (hand gestures), and postures. Some forms of Vajrayana Buddhism also employ sexual symbolism as a means of overcoming attachments and delusion.

 
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