Friday, February 22, 2019

Who is the Dakini that manifested into tigress to carry Guru Rinpoche to Paro Taktsang?

Khandro Tashi Chidren, a Bhutanese consort of Guru Rinpoche.

Yeshe Tsogyal's biography mentions that during the seven days of practice of Kila Sadhana by the Guru-Yab-Yum gsum, Yeshe Tsogyal was the main consort (rtsa ba'i gzungs ma) and Tashi Chidren was the consort at the conclusion of the practice (sgrol ba'i gzungs ma bkra shis chos sdron gyis mzad nas).
Tashi Chidren became part of the sadhana of Unity of Emptiness and Bliss (bde stong zung 'jug thig le) practiced in Onphu Taktsang. King Hamray was the father of Khidren later renamed by Jomo (lady) Yeshey Tsogyal as Tashi Chidron.
The tiger that Guru Rimpoche rode when coming to Paro Taktsang was Khandro Tashi Chidren, many mistake that as Khandro Yeshey Tshogyal.

We know about Guru's activities in Bhutan more clearly from Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal. It was the first time in Himalayas when women were intellectuals and spiritual liberator at the same time. Guru told her that provided there is higher motivation; women can exceed men in spiritual progress. 
As his principle adherent, Yeshe Tsogyal was the first widely known liberated Himalayan woman to prove it. Tsogyal passed away in rainbow body form at Pama Gang, leaving behind mortal remains of ears, teeth, nails, head-hairs and body-hairs. Five days before that, she spoke to us all, through Monmo Tashi Chidren, a Bhutanese and daughter of Mon King Hamray, whom Tshogyal met first at Singye Dzong:
“Ma nga yi rjes su 'jug pa kun.
Ma nga yi rnam thar brtul shugs bsten. De yi don brnyes 'bras bu 'drub”.

“Those who follow me, I, mother:
Study mine, mother's, liberated behavior that person will find meaning and fruit”.

I am very happy when I saw Khandro Tashi Chidren at Takela, inside Guru 

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