digital art: fractal.
abstract, digital, and
fractal art by Jack Haas.
abstract digital art: fractal: Tibetan
According to legend, Indra's thunderbolt was
fashioned from the bones of the great Rishi Dadhichi, who was
decapitated by Indra in sacrifice. Dadhichi's 'indestructible'
skull-bones gave Indra the most powerful of weapons. By its energy
he slew innumerable of his enemy demons. In mythological
descriptions, Indra's thunderbolt or vajra is shaped either like a
circular discus with a hole at its center, or in the form of a cross
with transverse bladed bars. The Rigveda, the most ancient text in
the world, identifies the vajra as a notched metal club with a
thousand prongs. What is significant is that all these descriptions
identify the vajra as having open prongs, unlike the Buddhist one,
which has closed prongs. According to a Buddhist legend,
Shakyamuni took the vajra weapon from Indra and forced its wrathful
open prongs together, thus forming a peaceful Buddhist scepter
with closed prongs. The Buddhist vajra hence absorbed the
unbreakable and indestructible power of the thunderbolt.
~ Nitin Kumar,
Exotic India Arts