Termo

Tibetano:

གཏོར་མ་

gtor ma

o que se atira/ o que destroi, explode

Sânscrito:

baliṅgta[?]

Português:

torma (a), baliṅgta, (consoante o caso específico: oblata, efígie ou projétil)

Um objeto ritual, muitas vezes moldado com uma massa de farinha (tradicional, tsampa) e manteiga; este pode simbolizar uma deidade, uma maṇḍala, uma oferenda e, ocasionalmente, até uma arma para combater as forças negativas.

English:

torma, torma-offering

A ritual object, often modelled from flour and butter, which can be the symbol of a deity, a maṇḍala, an offering, or occasionally a weapon to fight negative forces. [WOMPT]

A ritual object of varying shape and composed of a variety of substances. Depending on the context, the torma is considered as an offering, a symbolic representation of a yidam deity, a vehicle of blessings, or even a weapon for dispelling obstacles. [TPQ]

"That which eliminates the dualistic clinging of hope and fear (gtor) and unites one with the absolute nature of phenomena (ma)." A ritual object of varying shapes and composed of a variety of substances. Depending on the context, the torma is considered as an offering, a symbolic representation of a deity, a source of blessings, or even as a weapon for dispelling obstacles. [LLB 2002]