"...Magic Instruments left in the mundane world by the Deity..."

by TheNON2

Thunderbolt-iron, “thogchags(thokcha)” in Tibetan, means "super-magic thing fallen from the heaven" or “treasure left in the mundane world by the  celestial beings “. It is written in Tibetan sutra: thogchags have the efficiency of exorcism and anti-frighten which are extremely venerable.

Since the very ancient time, Thogchag has been considered by the Tibetans as their most valued amulets. and are often ritually blessed.So owning one is  extremely good karma.  When some thogchag is found in the grassland, the lucky person often takes it to the temple to serve as the instruments for the religious cultivations conducted by the Living Buddha. or self-worn as the family heirloom

“People believe that both the thogchag and Dzi Beads come from heaven, according to the legends, Thogchag were worn by gods of war and Dharmapalas(safeguards of Buddha); while the Dzi beads were worn by Dakinis and female celestial。 Both the two are from the heaven and having ultra supernatural power, and especially the thogchag are even more powerful and deterrent compared to the Dzi Bead”

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"The Garuda is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in Buddhist mythology..."

In Buddhist mythology, the Garuda are enormous predatory birds with intelligence and social organization. they combine the characteristics of animals and divine beings, and may be considered to be among the lowest devas.

garuda thogchags

Garudas are the great golden-winged Peng birds. They also have the ability to grow large or small, and to appear and disappear at will. Their wingspan is 330 yojanas (one yojana being 40 miles long). With one flap of its wings, a Peng bird dries up the waters of the sea so that it can gobble up all the exposed dragons. With another flap of its wings, it can level the mountains by moving them into the ocean.

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His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche wearing the Garuda, and there is Garuda statue on the desk.

     Ancient Guru of Great Bliss ( Dzogchen Mado )
     One AChuk Rinpoche's relic included


"...Some deities are shown holding each the vajra and bell in separate hands, symbolizing the union of the forces of compassion and wisdom, respectively"

Vajra is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and is also a common male name in Tibet and Bhutan. Additionally it is a symbolic ritual object that symbolizes both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force).

The vajra is used symbolically by the Dharma traditions of Buddhism,often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power.The use of the vajra as a symbolic and ritual tool spread from India along with Indian religion and culture to other parts of East and Southeast Asia.

Buddhist Master
His Holiness Denping Gyaltsen Rinpoche,Mahasiddhas of Vajrayana(Nyingma)

The earliest mention of the Vajra is in the Rigveda, a part of four Vedas. It is described as the weapon of Indra, the god of heaven and the chief deity of the Rigvedic pantheon. Indra is described as using the Vajra to kill sinners and ignorant persons. The Rigveda states that the weapon was made for Indra by Tvastar, the maker of divine instruments. The associated story describes Indra using the Vajra, which he held in his hand, to slay the Asura Vritra, who took the form of a serpent.

In Buddhism the vajra is the symbol of Vajrayana, one of the three major branches of Buddhism. Vajrayana is translated as "Thunderbolt Way"or "Diamond Way" and can imply the thunderbolt experience of Buddhist enlightenment or bodhi. It also implies indestructibility, just as diamonds are harder than other gemstones.

      Thogchag ( Thunderbolt-iron ),  
      The Chacha ( Remarkable body protector)
      Dzogchen Mado  ( Statue of Guru Rinpoche ),  
      Statue of Buddha,  
      Ancient Mala,  
      Ancient Gem,  
      Ancient Tangka