Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Secret of Guru Rinpoche's Khatvanga

Do you know why Guru Rinpoche’s don’t carry khatvanga when in Unison with Khandro Yeshe Tshogyal?

According to the biography of Khandro Yeshe Tshogyal, at one point the Guru Rinpoche wanted to travel with her, without being seen, so he magically transformed her into his scepter, known as khatvanga. 

Thus, whenever depicted alone, Guru Rinpoche carries his khatvanga, and when in union with his consort, the latter is but a personification of the khatvanga.