Saturday, May 16, 2020

Dakinis of five families (ཪིགས༌ལྔ༌མཁའ༌འགྲོ)

The consorts of five dhyani buddha (རྒྱལ༌བ༌རིགས༌ལྔ). They are also known as:  

·      five wisdom dakinis 
·      five female buddha 
·     five mothers  
In the Vajrayana the five elements are understood to be, and perceived as the Five female buddhas or five mothers (ཡུམ༌ལྔ):

       A. Buddhalochana (སངས་རྒྱས་སྤྱན)
   Vajra Dakini (དོ་རྗེ་མཁའ༌འགྲོ)
B.    Mamaki (མ་མ་ཀི) 
    Ratna Dakini (རིན་ཆེན་མཁའ༌འགྲོ)
C.  Pandaravasini (གོས་དཀར་མོ)
Padma Dakini 
(པད་མ༌མཁའ༌འགྲོ)
D. Samayatara (དམ་ཚིག་སྒྲོལ་མ)
Karma Dakini (ལས༌ཀྱི༌མཁའ༌འགྲོ)
E.  Dhatvishvari (དབྱིངས་ཕྱུག་མ)
Buddha Dakini (སངས༌རྒྱས་མཁའ༌འགྲོ) 

1.  Buddhalochana (Sangyé chenma) is the consort of Akshobhya 
  (མི་བསྐྱོད་པ), who represents the purity of the element Earth.
2.  Mamaki (Mamaki) is the consort of Ratnasambhava (རིན་ཆེན་འབྱུང་གནས), who represents the purity of the element Water.
 
3.  Pandaravasini (Gökarmo) the consort of Amitabha (འོད་དཔག་མེད),  who represents the purity of the element Fire.

4.  Samayatara (Damtsik Drolma) also known as Green Tara, the consort of Amoghasiddhi (དོན་ཡོད་གྲུབ་པ), who represents the purity of the element Wind.
5.  Dhatvishvari (Ying Chukma) also known as Vajra Datvishvari or White Tara, the consort of Vairochana (རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད), who represents the purity of the element Space also known as Vajra Dhatvishvari or White Tara.

The eight Parkhas with four good and four bad directions

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