The triple-bladed ritual dagger, called phurba, is an important spiritual tool in many Himalayan cultures. Pictured is made of metal and has three sharp triangular blades that converge to a point. The handle of the phurba is often decorated with symbols and figures related to the deity or ritual purpose.
The phurba is used for various purposes in rituals, such as marking the boundary of the sacred space, invoking and controlling spirits, exorcising negative forces, purifying and consecrating offerings, and sealing the energies of the ritual. The triple blades represent the three poisons of ignorance, attachment, and aversion, which the practitioner aims to overcome through the practice.
The phurba is also associated with the deity Vajrakilaya, who represents the transformation of negative energies into positive ones. The phurba is used in the Vajrakilaya practice as a symbolic means of destroying obstacles and bringing about inner transformation.
Overall, the phurba is a powerful symbol of spiritual transformation and protection in the Himalayan traditions.
HOW TO USE:
How to use a Tibetan Buddhist 3 Metals 3 Faces Mahakal Phurba Dragger Kila 7":
1. Start by setting a clear intention for your use of the Phurba Dragger Kila. This might involve cultivating a focused, peaceful, and compassionate state of mind, or invoking the blessings and protection of the deity or energy associated with the Phurba.
2. Hold the Phurba by its handle or shaft, and visualize it as a potent spiritual weapon, cutting through ignorance, delusion, and negative energies.
3. Use the Phurba in accordance with your specific tradition and practice. This may involve reciting mantras or prayers, making symbolic offerings or gestures, or using the Phurba as a tool for visualization, energy work, or healing.
4. When you are finished using the Phurba, offer prayers of gratitude and dedicate the merit of your practice to the benefit of all beings.
Again, I encourage you to approach the use of any spiritual artifact with care, respect, and a sincere intention to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and inner transformation.