Getse Mahapandita Quotes
“The naked body of the female consort illustrates freedom from the obscuration of conceptual symbols. As an illustration of unchanging great bliss endowed with the sixteen joys, she appears in the form of a youthful, sixteen-year-old girl. Her hair hangs loose, showing the unlimited way that wisdom expands impartially out of basic space. She is adorned with five bone ornaments. Of these, the ring at the top of her head symbolizes the wisdom of the basic space of phenomena [dharmadhātu], while her bone necklace represents the wisdom of equality. Her earrings stand for discerning wisdom, her bracelets for mirrorlike wisdom, and her belt for all-accomplishing wisdom. Illustrating the unity of calm abiding and insight, her secret space is joined in union.”
- Date of birth: January 01, 1761
- Died: January 01, 1829
- Description: Getse Mahāpaṇḍita Tsewang Chokdrub was a renowned scholar of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. A direct student of Jigme Lingpa, he founded the influential monastic study center of Verse Tralek Gon (dGe rtse bkra legs dgon), which quickly emerged as one of the primary affiliates of Kathok Monastery.