Vajravarahi: Dorje Phakmo, the Diamond Sow, a fierce aspect of Vajrayogini, regarded as the queen of the dancing, wrathful dakinis. Vajravarahi represents passion and compassion, and ignorance as well as the wisdom of the all-encompassing matrix from which all phenomena unfold. She appeared to Padmasambhava in The Rugged Forest of Parushakavana charnel ground, and blessed him.
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Lha Bab Düchen marking the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni's return from the god realm to earth. On this day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100 million times.
Shaka (Sakyamuni) Rising from the Gold Coffin, Hanging scroll, color on silk, Late-Heian Period (11th Century) National Treasure Donated by Matsunaga Kinen-kan AK 373 Kyoto National Museum. This scroll depicts the scene of the resurrection of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni as described in the Mahamaya Sutra.
When Milarepa was about to pass away into nirvana, the last song he sang to Rechungpa was about impermanence. It is true that, in the genuine nature of reality, there is no birth and no death, just as taught in the song, "Three Kinds of Confidence in Genuine Reality." Nevertheless, there will always be the appearances of birth, and death in relative reality ❦ Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche http://www.ktgrinpoche.org/quote/impermanence