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- Buddhist term of Vajra, literally meaning both "Diamond" & "Thunderbolt," referring to the symbolic nature of both that of a diamond, (in that it can cut any substance, but can not, itself, be cut,) and that of the thunderbolt, (an irresistible force)
- Term referring both to the firmness of one's own spirit, and to the strength of one's own spiritual power
- A material object and 'device', a Buddhist ceremonial mace and symbol, a ritual tool and spiritual implement, believed to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power; and also used as a short metal weapon, (originally a kind of fist-iron,) like a Japanese yawara, (which was actually inspired from this ritual item, vajra/kongō,) either one or two small, thick sticks which stick out about an inch from each side of the hand--usually used in pairs to initiate throws, bone breaks, and pressure point strikes
- (figuratively) Something extremely hard, of extreme metaphorical, metaphysical or immaterial strength
- (literally) Something extremely hard, of extreme literal, physical or material strength
- Short for 金剛石; (the actual mineral/gemstone of diamond).
- 金剛石 (こんごうせき, kongōseki): diamond (mineral/gemstone)
- 金剛先 (こんごうさき, kongōsaki): "diamond-tipped," (like a diamond-tipped drill)
- 金剛力 (こんごうりき, kongōriki): adamantine strength
- 金剛石鉱山 (こんごうせきこうざん, kongōseki kōzan) a "diamond mine"
金剛 (traditional, Pinyin jīngāng, simplified 金刚)
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