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- n. Plural form of vajra.
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Vajra sûtra, “The Diamond Sutra”, one of the most translated Sanskrit texts in China), and, since diamond symbolizes power and indestructibility, the vajras are the deities who protect the Dharma, or “Law” (of the Buddha) and look like scary menacing demons (but they’re on the good side).
From a resultant point of view, disciples need to see during empowerments that all the enlightening qualities of body, speech, and mind are complete in the tantric masters '"mind-vajras" - their clear light minds.
They all offer water bowls, butter lamps, and incense; sit in the same cross-legged manner; use vajras, bells, and damaru hand-drums; play the same types of horns, cymbals, and drums; chant in loud voices; offer and taste consecrated meat and alcohol during special ceremonies (tsog); and serve butter tea during all ritual assemblies.
Moreover, since nothing can shatter or destroy the points discussed in the text, which are so profound and difficult to realize, they are diamond-strong vajras.
Thus, they are difficult to realize and since, once realized, they are points that are of great meaningful benefit, they are called diamond-strong vajras.