Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Crystal (Initiation Cards)

Symbols (Buddhist)

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Diamond & Vajra Page
- Crystal Stupas
- Mirror
- 'A' Letter (Buddhist)
- Prajnaparamita in a Single Letter (Sutra)
- Confusions
- Others...

Crystals appear quite often on Nyingma and Bon initiation cards. They are symbolically related to the Dzogchen philosophical systems of both religions. Accompanying the crystals are rainbow lights, a vajra scepter, lotus flower, clouds, peacock feathers, a mirror and sometimes the Tibetan letter 'A.'

Jeff Watt 9-2016