The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine

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Hongkong 2001.: Empowered Masters.3.: Indo-Tibetan Bronzes. The Bell held in the left hand, representing the female aspect as wisdom; the Dorje, or male held in the right hand, aspect as method. The general use of the mystic OM, symbolic of the Hindu Triad AUM, The Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer, probably dates from this era; though in the Amaravati tope is figured a pillar of glory surmounted by OM proceeding from the throne supposed to be occupied by Buddha. 5 It is doubtful whether its occurrence in some copies of the Lalita Vistara and other early Mahayana works, as the first syllable of the Opening Salutation, may not have been an after addition of later scribes.

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