Facebook question: What is Vajra Yogini’s Left Foot Stepping On?

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Question Series for my Fb Friends:

Varjra Yogini’s left sacred foot steps on who or what? What is the position of the being She’s stepping on? What is the significance of this being and it’s position? What does this convey to us through Her practice?

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  1. Vinnie Tan on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the video explanation of who is under the feet of Vajrayogni and why are they below.

    I find it really weird that such a powerful god would be addicted to copulation, to the extend to be having 4 different consorts to copulate at different times of the day all the time. Even when he is being invited for parties he does not show up but representation of him is there for the other gods to make offerings to. The weirdest part is that the representation would be his private organ.

    It is scary that when samsara beings like us worship him we would be getting assistance, but be overwhelmed by the sexual desire that will ruin us.

    What Shakyamuni has done is really cool by having emanations that look like Mahadeva to be at the places that were controlled by Mahadeva. To me, I believe that when Mahadeva saw the emanations of Shakyamuni it struck him of his sins hence he offered himself and his consort to be stepped on by Heruka (or Vajrayogini).

    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining what each of the body part symbolises. Like the forehead for ignorance, heart area for hatred and anger, and the breasts of Kalarati for desire. I have never thought of why we would constantly be in samsara, but after watching the video, I understood that it is because of these three qualities that are symbolised by Mahadeva and Kalarati that cause us to be in samsara.

    I also understood the importance of Vajrayogni’s practices in our times now. What Rinpoche has explained about as time passes further from Shakyamuni, the blessing becomes lesser has allowed me understand why other deities manifest in different times to help us.

    Once again I would like to thank Rinpoche for this teaching. Allowing all of us here on the blog to know why practicing Vajrayogini is important in our time now. Why is she so powerful in helping us to combat our problems that we face in samsara that is being depicted by Mahadeva and Kalarati.

  2. Denise Kuek on Feb 10, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for answering the questions. I like Vajra Yogini very very much, her manifest is so beautiful. I like Her standing posture as it is so cool, I like Her naked upper body as it shows me the maternal love, I like Her body colour as well. I like everything about Her. She is the most attractive Buddha to me, I hope one day I can receive the Vajra Yogini’s initiation from Rinpoche one day.

  3. Edwin Tan on Nov 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the short and very informative teaching for Vajrayogini.

    I learned a lot from it.

    Thank you.

  4. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the clear explanation.
    I pray may I have enough merit to learn Vajrayogini practice in the future.

  5. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Feb 1, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the clear and easy understood explanation regarding “What is Vajra Yogini’s Left Foot Stepping On”

    Hence thanks Rinpoche also for helping us to have chance to get closer to Vajra Yogini practice…

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    The gods at the feet of Vajrayogini is Kalarati and Bhairava. On Vajrayogini’s left leg she is stepping on Bhairava. The gods are emanated from Vajrayogini. The god Bhairava is representation an unenlightened being in samsara he specifically represents hatred and ignorance. Her toes steps on the forehead of Bhairava signifying her practice overcomes hatred, and her sole of her feet rests on Bhairava’s heart signifying that she overcomes ignorance that keeps us in Samsara.

    When Vajrayogini steps on the gods, it shows she is above them and has overcome the delusions as represented by the two samsaric gods at her feet.

  7. Shelly tai on Dec 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanation of Vajrayogini . Is a powerful practices to over come all our delusion especially at this era people are very busy looking for wealth and enjoyment they have no time to practices Dharma and the younger generation has very less focus on moral ethics they only focus on wealth and enjoyment, as what Rinpoche said as at this degenerates time Vajrayogini practices is most perfect to overcome all these polluted mind.

  8. Julien Roth on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the nice and clear explanation of Varja Yogini. I now know more about her than i did in the past. And i am sure that everyone else feels this way as well.

  9. Sean Wang on Dec 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for your very clear explanation on Vajrayogini. Now all of my questions about Vajrayogini are answered. Even things that I didn’t know I would have asked.

  10. Klára Moráková on Apr 16, 2011 at 1:52 am

    So I know all about the symbols!:-)

  11. martin on Apr 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for the very clear explanation. We are very fortunate to have Rinpoche’s blessings 24/7.

    With regard to Vajra Yogini’s power of tantra, may I ask for further details why unlike others, Hers gets stronger the further it is from the time of Buddha Sakyamuni? In the video Rinpoche mentioned that it was because she is Heruka and she concquered Mahadewa. May I seek Rinpoche’s indulgence for a further lesson on this?

    Thank you

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6 hours ago
Early in the morning, Puja House Team did torma flower decoration. By Puja House, 29 July'15
10 hours ago
Pastor Han Nee assisted by LT Loo led KP Viva Home puja attendees every Tuesday with Setrap and White Tara puja at 8pm - 10pm. She delivered a short Dharma sharing on both the importance of faith as well as the importance of recognizing the suffering of our experiences enabling us to exhuast our karma, during the pre - puja session. Lucy Yap
10 hours ago
Weekly White Tara puja on Tuesday at Kechara House was led by Pastor KH Ng and assisted by Pastor Gim Lee at 8pm - 10pm. dedicated to the long life ,stable health and fulfilment of our beloved and precious Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche 's Dharma work guiding sentient beings from all over the world. May all beings be free from the sufferings of samsara. http://www.kechara.com Lucy Yap.
13 hours ago
A new home for Uncle Lem. Uncle Lem was referred to Pusat Kebajikan Rumah Warga Emas Chan today for permanent stay. He can no longer able to afford his rental cost after failing to find a job. Having no where else to go, we helped him to move into the shelter home. Otherwise he will be sleeping on the street. We wish Uncle Lem all the best in his future undertakings. Justin@KSK
15 hours ago
Banquet staff from The Westin Kuala Lumpur Hotel served from our soup kitchen today. We also distributed nice bakery items kindly sponsored by TK Bakery. 来自The Westin Kuala Lumpur酒店成员今天在香积厨分发食物。我们也送出由唐记所赞助的美味面包。Justin@KSK
15 hours ago
A client walked in today with a shabby pair of slippers. We gave him a new Fipper donated slipper and the client was very happy. From now he won't have to worry of slipping on the wet floor while working in the wet market. 有一位客户今天穿着一双破旧拖鞋来到香积厨。我们送他一对新的Fipper拖鞋。客户感到十分高兴。在吧杀理做工的他从今天开始不必再怕滑道了。 Justin@KSK
18 hours ago
Team making torma for Trakze and Gyenze Puja. By Puja House, 28 July'15
18 hours ago
The torma flower are make in ice water to prevent the flower melt. Because the torma flowers are make from butter. By Puja House, 28 July'15
18 hours ago
Before making torma,the major ingredient- oats; have to grind into powder. By Puja House, 28 July'15
18 hours ago
Stay focus, calm, patient are required during torma Making. Even a simple act like coloring the torma need full concentration. Because this are offering to Buddha on behalf of sponsor. By Puja House, 28 July'15
18 hours ago
Puja House team did torma flowers today. These flowers are make from butter. We learned from Monastery on the traditional of making Torma flower, which normally did in Tibet.By Puja House 28 July'15
yesterday
We welcomed 17 members from Lions Club George Town Mutiara to our kitchen. Pastor Patsy
yesterday
Food distribution by KSK volunteers and members of Lions Club George Town Mutiara around Georgetown, Penang. Pastor Patsy
yesterday
Busy night at the kitchen with members of Lions Club George Town Mutiara at KSK Penang. Pastor Patsy
yesterday
A short briefing on the do and don't before heading out for food distribution. Pastor Patsy
yesterday
Dharma Protector puja ( Dorje Shugden & Setrap) English session was led by Pastor KH Ng at Kechara House gompa. This week puja was kindly sponsored by Kellyn C Sy and Josselynn GY Koh. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Weekly (Chinese ) Dzambala puja on Monday at 8pm -10 pm was led by Poney Sim at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Our food bank client Uncle Soo looking very happy after receiving his new mattress kindly donated by Angeline. 我们食物银行客户苏伯伯在收到由Angeline所赞助的床单感到非常高兴。Justin@KSK
2 days ago
Our Sunday team in action yesterday evening in Petaling Jaya area. 昨天在Petaling Jaya举行的分发食物活动。Justin@KSK
2 days ago
These beautiful tormas are prepared for Namgyal Tsechog Puja. By Puja House 27 July'15
2 days ago
Offering for tonight Puja at Gompa was prepared. By Puja House, 27 July'15
2 days ago
Before Puja starts, the flowers is pin to torma as decoration. By Puja House 27 July,15
2 days ago
Dzambala Puja sponsored by overseas sponsor request for inner and outer wealth. By Puja House, 27 July,15
2 days ago
Teacher Victoria used her magic to get all her students (aged 9-10 years old) to stay quiet while listening to her dharma sharing. Stella
2 days ago
Any guess on what's the message that captured Teacher Lai's attention? :) Stella

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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