The Phurba

The Phurba - What is it? Explanation and summary.

The phurba is a short three-bladed dagger, often topped with a dorje , used particularly in tantric rituals .

Its symbolism is very powerful and is considered a sort of " magic dagger " capable of taming and defeating the most terrible demons.

The term phurba is mainly used in central Tibet , while in the regions of Kham, Amdo and Ladakh it is called phurbu . From an allegorical point of view, the phurba represents the direct methods that allow the practitioner to cut all ties and obstacles that hinder the path of inner liberation .

In particular, the phurba is believed to be the symbol of those meditative techniques that help break the knots of ignorance caused by false impressions of the ego .

If you like to delve deeper into the topic, take a look at the phurba article on Wikipedia .