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Inda-vajira

, n. [sa. Indra-vajra], Indra's thun-
derbolt, the thunderbolt;
(a) a weapon wielded by Sakka;
iminā ~ena sīsaṁ chinditvā, Ja I 354,3; ~aṁ ādāya,
III 146,9; iminā ~ena pahataṁ bhijjetha (muddhā),
V 92,11'(92,3 vajiraṁ ādāya); (b) in comparisons as
being sharp, swift, unerring:
taṁ yeva ñāṇaṁ ~aṁ
viya visayesu appaṭihatattā anāvaraṇa-ññāṇaṁ,
Paṭis-a 429,13; vissaṭṭha-~am iva, Vism 635,29 (ñāṇa)
= Paṭis-a 589,32 ≠ Vism 636,31 (upekkhā) = Paṭis-a
590,30 ≠ Mp I 54,1 (citta); cf. Vibh-a 333,6 Indena
vissaṭṭhaṁ vajiraṁ viya; — °ûpama, mfn., like or
similar to a thunderbolt;
paññā-saṅkhātaṁ ~aṁ vī-
maṁsaṁ, Ps II 22,21 ad M I 68,11 vīmaṁsânucari-
taṁ.