Lion's Roar Foundation – 14th Annual Lion's Roar Foundation Auction
Auction Ends: Nov 29, 2020 10:00 PM EST

Meditation Supplies

De Baun Fine Ceramics: Handmade Raku Incense Burner with Dorje in Jade Green

Item Number
486
Estimated Value
$27 USD
Sold
$22 USD to ga6a4fc40
Number of Bids
4  -  Bid History

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Item Description

 

Handmade by Diane De Baun, this ceramic incense burner is imprinted with the double vajra or dorje motif and fired with jade green glaze. 

The vajra is a Buddhist and Vedic symbol which in Sanskrit means 'the hard and mighty one' and is used to denote the indestructible path of Vajrayana Buddism or the 'diamond path'. Dorje is the Tibetan term. "The Buddhist vajra symbolizes the impenetrable, imperishable, immovable, immutable, indivisible and indestructible state of absolute reality, which is the enlightenment of Buddhahood. The thunderbolt or vajra is sometimes described as a dicus with a central hole with two crossed bladed bars or alternated described as a notched metal club with a thousand metal spikes. It is said the Buddha took this wrathful weapon from Indra and bending the spikes or prongs inward created the peaceful form of this scepter. The crossed or double Vajra, also called Universal is described as four lotus mounted vajras heads that emanate from a central hub towards the four cardinal directions, and symbolize the principle of absolute stability. In the cosmographic description of Mt Meru a vast vishna-vajra supports or underlies the entire physical universes."* 

De Baun Fine Ceramics: raku pottery, shrines, incense burners, and more.

Details: 

Size: 4.5" dia.

Fits Japanese or Tibetan stick incense.

Rinse with water.

* "The Handbooks of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols" by Robert Beer, Shambala Publications.

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