Victorious Ocean of Wisdom

Yeshe Tsogyal (“Victorious Ocean of Wisdom”, 757–817, Sanskrit name Jñānasāgara“Wisdom Ocean”), was the karmamudrā consort of the great Indian tantric teacherPadmasambhava, the founder-figure of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Nyingma and Karma Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism recognize Yeshe Tsogyal as a female Buddha. The translators of Lady of the Lotus-Born, the namtar or spiritual biography that Yeshe Tsogyal left as a terma, observe:

As Dodrup Tenpai Nyima makes clear, beings able to reveal Termas must have at least the realization of the Perfection Stage practices. On the other hand, the one who originates the Treasures must have the supreme attainment of Buddhahood. Lady of the Lotus-Born is thus a testimony of Yeshe Tsogyal’senlightenment.

Yeshe Tsogyal sang;

‘Not a single clod of earth that hands may grasp
Is now without my blessing
And time the truth of this will show
The proof will be the taking out of treasures
The five fold elements I brought beneath my sway
And everywhere I filled the earth with treasures’

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