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Ratna Shugden

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Sword of Dorje Shugden
« on: May 30, 2010, 04:04:54 PM »
Is the wavy design of His sword meant to symbolize any Dharma Teachings?

emptymountains

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Re: Sword of Dorje Shugden
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 11:12:28 PM »
The wave-shaped sword is called a chula in Tibetan (source: Kreijger, Hugo, and Ernst Jucker. 2001. Tibetan Paintings: the Jucker Collection. Boston: Shambhala. p. 126).

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Re: Sword of Dorje Shugden
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 01:50:43 PM »
Thanks Guys, His sword has a rather unique design, which after thinking for a very long time, still couldn't figure out why, until I got your replies.

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Re: Sword of Dorje Shugden
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 10:59:25 AM »
Thanks Alexis.  I have always wondered why the sword has a wavy shape.  Now I know  ;D

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Re: Sword of Dorje Shugden
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 11:28:12 AM »
Thank you guys for the explanation on the sword.

The other day a friend asked me why and I could not give a could explanation. I think with alexis explanation it is very logical.

Thank you for the information.

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Re: Sword of Dorje Shugden
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 10:37:50 AM »
I did some research on the sword and there is a wavy type of Indonesian-Malaysian-Thai sword called the kris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris) which is apparently more lethal than a straight sword so perhaps it indicates Dorje Shugden's wisdom is more penetrating than others.

Just curious, on page http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=220 there is a statue and a thangka of Dorje Shugden at Trode Kangsar where he holds a cudgel (like Setrab) rather than the sword... is there a reason?

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Re: Sword of Dorje Shugden
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010, 10:08:27 AM »
Is the wavy design of His sword meant to symbolize any Dharma Teachings?

i think it symbolises that dorje shugden gives help through skillfull means...