|2. Dorje Naljorma (Vajrayogini)|
|Sunday, 05 February 2006 10:14|
Vajrayogini is a Tantric form of the Buddha as she appeared to the Mahasiddha Naropa (No. 3). That's why she is often refrerred as "Naro Kachod", Naropa's Dakini. Naropa encountered her first in the shape of an old woman who asked him if he had truly mastered all the words of the Buddha's teachings. When he confidently replied that he had, the old woman laughed. When he added that he also had understood their meaning the old woman started to cry. Naropa asked her whay she was behaving that way, and she answered: "When you said that you knew the words of the teachings, I laughed for joy because it was the truth. But I cry when you understand their meaning, because this is not so." The old woman was a manifestation of Vajrayogini whom Naropa eventually received empowerments and teachings from and whom he finally encountered in direct vision in the form shown here.
There are other forms of Vajrayogini that belong to a other lineage(s) altogether (like the Vajrayogini practices in the Kagyu tradition). Read more about the different lineages in Vajrayogini - Her Visualizations, Rituals, and Forms, by Elizabeth English.
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