'There is a
beautiful description of the meeting Yeshe Tsogyel with Princess Mandarava which
coming from "Sky Dancer, the secret life and songs of the Lady Yeshe
"Then it was that the former consort of Guru Ri...
npoche, an Awareness Dakini, the Queen of the
Siddhas, the Knowledge Holder Dungmen Gyelmo, known also as the Divine Consort,
the Flower Mandarava came from India. Emerging from the sky with her six
disciples, she greeted me. She stayed with me for thirty-nine human days, and we
exchanged and tightened our precepts, making endless discussion on the
In particular, Mandarava asked me for the twenty-seven secret
precepts, special teaching, which the Guru had not given in India, and I asked
Mandarava, who was a Dakini of Long-life, a Lord of Life, for the seven secret
precepts upon the Accomplishment of Long-life, and thirty-three further secret
precepts concerning Hayagriva and other deities. All these teachings I concealed
as treasures to be revealed in the future. Then I offered these verses to
OM AH HUNG! 0 Dakini, you have attained an immortal
Your body dances in the sky like a rainbow
And with skill
you move unimpeded through concrete form.
You have destroyed the devil Lord
And conquered the devil Embodiment;
You are liberated from the
bondage of passion
And you have annihilated the Godling Devil:
surely a Dakini Mistress of Life.
You have attained the Body of Pure
Pleasure by means of all the best elixirs.
In the three realms beneath the
Mandarava, Magnificent Symbol of Emptiness,
beings, to you I bow down.
To human beings with the constant karma of
rebirth and death,
Treading the waterwheel of continual delusion,
close the door of descent;
May this prayer to emulate you be fulfilled.
Karma exhausted, worldly pleasure at an end, all taint of delusion erased,
The three realms and all of samsara extinguished, and all fictional projection
Sealed by pleasure in the sphere of pure pleasure,
May we be
one with Kuntuzangpo's pure pleasure.
After this I made many
wish-fulfilling prayers and requested the various teachings that had not been
heard previously in Tibet. The Divine Consort, Queen of Siddhas, Mandarava,
replied in this way:
O Sky-dancer, you have mastery of the Tantra;
shape-shifter, you have dissolved your corporeal impurity in immaculate
You drank the nectar of Pema's precepts, gathering essences:
Surely you are the Great Mother of Perfect Wisdom!
You entered the path of
seeing the truth of the teaching;
You repudiated the eight petty
preoccupations of this life;
You performed the austerity of extracting and
And reduced the universe and its energy to sameness:
I bow down to you, Tsogyel, immaculate maiden.
Through your skill in ascetic
yoga you have liberated beings,
Sinful beings, blown by the storm of karma
and slaves to endless samsara!
You have established the Buddha's
Destroying Bonpos of demonic form and distorted vision:
be one with you/ Mistress of Powerful Magic.
Hereafter, purity suffusing the
sphere of purity,
In your field of lotus-light,
You and I will project
emanations of Buddha's karma
As light-forms of Guru Pema Skull-Garland's
May we empty the depths of the three realms of samsara.'