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Nairātmyā

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Nairātmyā or Dakméma (Wylie: bdag med ma), translated as "Lady of Emptiness" or "She Who Has Realized Selflessness," is a female buddha.

It was also the name of the wife of Marpa Lotsawa.

Buddhism teaches that to perceive ourselves as independent, separate selves, is an illusion.

For in truth we are connected with all that exists in a vast web of communion (without self).

Nairatmya embodies this realization (also called pudgala-nairatmya, the impermanent-selfness of persons).

Nairātmyā's body is blue, the color of infinite space, reflecting the limitless expanse of her awareness.

Like the element of space, she flows through the universe without impediment, for she has transcended ego-centered existence.

Her eyes blaze with the wisdom of one who understands the mysteries and depths of life.

She raises her kartika skyward, poised to sever negative mind-states wherever they arise.

In her kapala, she pulverizes illusions and returns them to their original state - a mere play of light, a rainbow of energy, shimmering in empty space.

Hevajra tantra

    She is enlightened spontaneity in female form,
    A supremely blissful divine yogini.
    She is the mansion of enlightened awareness,
    Possessor of the five Buddha-wisdoms ....
    She is pure, universal awareness,
    The sovereign of the mandala.
    She is Nairatmya Yogini,
    The essence of ultimate reality.

    --- from Hevajra tantra

Source

Wikipedia:Nairātmyā