Who is Yeshe Tsogyal?
Yeshe Tsogyal is the preeminent lady of Tibetan Buddhism. While most—if not all—of what we know about her life is highly mythologized, she is revered by Tibetans as a foremost disciple and consort of Padmasambhava, the eighth-century tantric master credited with a seminal role in establishing Buddhism in Tibet. In her well-known namthar, or story of “complete liberation,” which was revealed by the seventeenth-century tertön Taksham Nuden Dorje, Yeshe Tsogyal is portrayed as a gutsy woman striving for enlightenment. She faces various trials while practicing meditation in mountain solitudes: scorn from villagers, torment by demons, starvation, and even rape. Through these trials, she is shown transforming adversity into fuel for her practice and gaining realization. Moreover, in her namthar, one finds the striking statement by Padmasambhava that a woman with strong determination has a greater potential for attaining enlightenment than a man. In this way, Yeshe Tsogyal serves as an important example of a woman who traversed the Buddhist path
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How does Yeshe Tsogyal look like?
At the centre stands the dakini Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, who is naked and radiant white in colour, with a slightly wrathful expression, two eyes and two arms. She stands upright with her two legs straight upon the white moon disk of her pink lotus-seat, with her left foot flat and her right foot slightly raised. Her nubile body is beautiful and youthful like that of a sixteen-year-old, and half of her long black hair is bound up into jeweled topknots, while the other half hangs freely about her shoulders and back. She wears a golden tiara adorned with flowers and three jewels; golden earrings; bracelets, armlets and anklets; short, medium and long necklaces; a bone apron; bone bracelets and armlets; a long garland of red and blue flowers, and a long green silk scarf that loops and billows about her body. With her raised right hand she circles a vajra-handled curved knife towards the ten directions to terrify all obstructive demons, and with her left hand she holds a skull-cup full of swirling blue nectar at the level of her hip. Her rainbow-like aura radiates with the scintillating golden light rays that emanate from her body, and she is encircled by a profusion of flowers.
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