The Bell and Dorje are two of these implements. The Bell, held in the left, represents wisdom and the Dorje, held in the right hand, represents skillful means. Together these ritual implements represent the inseparability of wisdom and compassion in the enlightened mindstream. Looked at separately, each is a great treasure of spiritual meaning.
By Bell's sound, it invites or attracts the deities to attend or participate and warns or drives away obstructing forces. The ringing of the bell can remind one of the emptiness of phenomena or bring the mind into greater awareness.
Dorje symbolizes the capacity to transform all experience into an experience of enlightened perspective and the skillful means of transforming our ordinary experience to one that will propel us on our spiritual path. It is the symbol of spiritual authority of the peaceful deities.