“Neil Kramer talks to Damien Abel and Jed Ward, hosts of the Vajra Body Vajra Mind podcast.
Damien writes: “Neil Kramer is a philosopher and esotericist. His work focuses on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. In this episode, we talk with Neil about what it means to use our will to direct our lives. We discuss goodness and ethics, and finally, we talk about living a deep spiritual life that has harmony and balance.”
Vajra is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. Additionally, it is a weapon worn in battle which is used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). The Sanskrit ‘Vajra’ and Avestan ‘Vazra’ both refer to a weapon of the Godhead, and are possibly from the Proto-Indo-European root ‘weg’ which means “to be(come) powerful.” It is related to Proto-Finno-Uralic ‘vaśara’, meaning “hammer, axe.”‘