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胫骨号(一)

2002-07-09 534 报道:佛教天地
  胫骨号
  THIGHBONE TRUMPET
  清(公元1644-1911年)QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
  长49.5厘米LENGTH49.5CM
  收藏单位:西藏博物馆TIBET MUSEUM
  胫骨号是藏传达室佛教密宗的法器之一。它是修无上瑜伽密时必备的法器,用来驯服鬼神。这件胫骨号用金属材料仿造腿胫,骨的形状制成。这两件胫骨号包银,号口镶有鳌头金饰,号身镶嵌珠宝。它的来源据说是一位避世隐居的印度大成就者在天葬台独自夜半苦修,胫骨号尘厉的声音唤起了他大厌世悲悯之心,从此胫骨号成为密宗修法时常用的乐器。
  THE THIGHBONE TRUMPET IS ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL RELIGIOUS ITEMS IN THE PRACTICE OF ULTIMATE YOGA TANTRAS IN ESOTERIC BUDDHISM 。IT IS USED TO SUBDUE DEMONS AND MONSTERS 。THIS HORN IS MADE OF METAL IN THE SHAPE OF A HUMAN THIGHBONE ,THIS PAIR OF SILVER BOUND HORNS IS INLAID WITH A GOLD DRAGON HEAD AND GEMS ON THE BODY 。THE ORIGIN OF THE THIGHBONE HORN DERIVED FROM A LEGEND ABOUT AN INDIAN HERMIT STUDYING BUDDHIST DOCTRINES ALONE ON THE CELESTIAL BURIAL PLATFORM AT MIDNIGHT 。THE SHARP SHRILL SOUND OF THE THIGHBONE HORN WOKE HIS INNER FEELING OF WORLD-WEARY AND COMPASSION 。SINCE THEN ,THE THIGHBONE HORN HAS BEEN ADOPTED AS A WIDELY USED RELIGIOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DURING THE PRACTICE OF ESOTERIC BUDDHISM 。
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