Irresistible Force Tapestry
- includes "hanging-loops" for easy wall hanging
- photo-quality printed on super-soft, fade resistant durable fabric
- machine washable and dryer safe
- made in the USA by Third Eye Tapestries
In Vedic mythology the Vajra is used as both a weapon of the gods and a ritualistic tool to destroy human ignorance. In Vajrayana Buddhism the word translates to the "Diamond Way" and symbolizes the lightning bolt of consciousness that led the Buddha to the path of enlightenment. It is a weapon used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force).
At the center of the Vajra is a small flattened sphere which is said to represent the underlying nature of the universe. The bell shaped prongs on each side symbolize lotus flowers, representing Samsara (the endless cycle of suffering) and Nirvana (release from Samsara). The lightning bolt of consciousness can also be seen as the as kundalini serpent energies.
When I was about eighteen years old I experienced a kundalini awakening through the practices of chanting, meditation and yoga. I believe these energies have helped me channel some of the artwork I create today and so I have always been drawn to the symbol of the Vajra's mystery and power.