illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)
The knife as an object
controls the mind of who intends to use it;
the True Person cuts defilements
with sharp compassion.
Illustration: Vajrayogini statue (lost wax method, hand-painted copper, Nepal —www.dharmasculpture.com/statue/5n1-vajrayogini-seated-copper-statue.html) with the usual curved knife, kartri, ཆོས་ཆས། and skull cup.