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Should it be explained why the word Vajra means not only Thunderbolt but also Diamond (as in Vajrayana)? --Tediouspedant (talk) 15:15, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Daimond is already mentioned in the lead paragraph next to the introduction of his name. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 21:03, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
I have heard it said that the thunderbolt was derived from statues of Zeus introduced to Gandhara and Afghanistan by the Greeks. Is there any source for this claim? --Tediouspedant (talk) 15:15, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Vajrapani was associated with the Zeus-like king of the Hindu gods Indra, whose weapon was lightning. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 21:03, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm removing the paragraph on Bodhidharma being erroneously credited as the founder of the Shaolin martial arts. This paragraph is sourced but is irrelevant to Vajrapani and really should be in the Bodhidharma article instead. Morinae (talk) 12:32, 16 April 2014 (UTC)