My Viagra Site

A reader (who just happens to be a Christian minister)  made a playful comment poking fun at my new blog called “Vajra Notes” by saying:

“and your viagra site looks interesting… until i re-read it and found it’s about buddhism, not about what i thought it was about…. ;-)
zero1ghost

That cracked me up — I loved it.   I am not sure if he knows, but his Viagra joke hit surprisingly close to many images actually found in Vajrayāna Buddhism.  Below I will show just some of those images:

The Vajra = Thunderbolt !

Above, the “Vajra“.  “Vajra” is a Sanskrit word meaning both diamond (it can cut any substance but not be cut itself) and that of the thunderbolt (irresistible force).  It has many meanings. One is as the nature of reality but I will let you figure out the rest as I illustrate a few more Vajrayāna symbols.  The picture above is a symbol of the Vajra used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals.

The Khatvange = The Magician's Wand

Above, the “Khatyanga“(Skt): the magician’s want representing the magical powers gained by yoga.

The Phurba = the ritual dagger

Above, the “Phurba” (Tib): the ritual dagger used to subdue negative elements.

Vajra Mudra

Above, the “Vajra Mudra“: a symbolic hand position used during rituals.  Here the index finger is slid into the fist.

I hope that helps Zero1Ghost understand the depth to which I appreciated his humor.  And I was tactful because I didn’t even touch the other Tantric stuff in Vajrayāna.  So maybe now he will sign up and follow my new blog.   May all enjoy!

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6 responses to “My Viagra Site

  1. Good one, Sabio!

    Buddhism’s transmission to Northern California, a conversation thirty years from now:

    “What form of Buddhism do you practice?” she wanted to know.

    He replied, “Well, I started out in a Napa Valley zindo. Studied Zin Buddhism.

    Then I found a teacher—a retired Pfizer executive—who studied in Tibet. He studied Tantra extensively. Now I’m a Viagraāna Buddhist.”

  2. @Dan, LOL 🙂

    I also thought of the Japanese Kanamara Matsuri (and other Japanese fertility festivals), the Hindu Shiva Lingam and ancient Biblical Asherah Poles.

  3. Wouldn’t you know it: I was just talkin’ about Vajrayāna but JS Allen is trying to get various religions comparing their shafts. He’s trying to start religious wars.

  4. Oops; I whipped out the shaft comparisons on the wrong post. It’s more appropriate for the “How Unique is Your Religion”.

  5. “Tantric stuff in Vajrayāna”

    i totally forgot about this aspect when i was commenting! that’s totally awesome! 😉

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