Mother of Knowledge: The Enlightenment of Ye-Shes by Nam-Mkha'i-Snyi

By Nam-Mkha'i-Snyi

This biography of Yeshe Tsogyal, the nearest disciple of Padmasambhava, is written by means of one in every of her fellow disciples. The booklet tells the dramatic tale of her flight from domestic, her existence as a queen of Tibet, the levels of her non secular education, and her enlightened accomplishments. crucial girl within the Nyingma lineage, she got all of Padmasambhava's teachings and was once instrumental in transmitting them to destiny generations. this article demonstrates the characteristics and attitudes crucial for the pursuit of the Vajrayana. A rediscovered Terma textual content. followed for classes at 5 universities. contains complete colour thankas, line drawings, map, and thesaurus.

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The other must promise not to provoke any conflict. " Thus, powerless, mTsho-rgyal was forced to leave home. Dressed in fine silks, she was led away in a caravan of one hundred laden horses and yaks to face whatever disasters lay ahead. The Lord of mKhar-chu was the quickest of the two rivals to respond. As soon as he heard dPal-gyi dbang-phyug's decree, he sent his officer Santi-pa to catch and bind mTsho-rgyal. Seeing the officer coming from afar, mTsho-rgyal fled, leaping across great boulders, leaving footprints in them as if they were mud.

The next morning, just as the sun was rising, a strange and beautiful maiden appeared at the palace. Like a daughter of the gods, she was dressed all in white, and she sang: "Into the palace of the Father-king comes the Buddha, comes the Dharma, comes the Sangha. " And then she disappeared without a trace. Nine months later, strange sounds were heard, including a catena of vowel sounds, the syllables HRl and GURU PADMA VAJRA A. Tantric mantras spoken in Sanskrit sounded continuously and clearly, though no one knew their source.

This was dPal-gyi dbang-phyug's dream. dGe-mtsho dreamt that she held a garland of shells and red coral in her hands; from the shells flowed milk and from the coral, blood. 16 ----------------~~~--------------~ Unimaginably great crowds of people partook of the blood and milk that ceaselessly poured forth, filling all the worlds in the universe. She dreamt that the red and white nectar would continue to flow until the end of the age. Such was dGe-mtsho's dream. The next morning, just as the sun was rising, a strange and beautiful maiden appeared at the palace.

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