VAJRAKILAYA ~ DORJE-PHURBA
Vajra-kila-ya (Sanskrit) and Dorje-phurba (Tibetan) mean Irreducible depth truth piercing through like a dagger-spike. The sharp point of the 3-edged phurba nails destructive influences and forces them to reform. Enlightening power pierces through the painful ignorance at the root of aggressive anger, desperate greediness, fearful clinging, insecure envy, and arrogant egotism. Penetrating the root of emotional afflictions and intellectual obscurations, the dagger of awareness alleviates problems by purifying their power to do damage.