Saturday, 31 October 2009

The relationships between female procreative power and associations which emerge in relation to those procreative powers in terms of the imagery of flight,are dramatised in the image,from Tibetan Buddhism,of the Dakini,a name which can be translated as "Traveller in Space".The space traversed by the Dakini is both physical and multidimensional/spiritual since,the Dakini is able to appear and disappear at will across physical space but her being also represents the metaphorically conceived spaces of the ground of being and its conception as consciousness,of which physical space is metaphorical.According to Wikipedia "In this context, the sky or space indicates shunyata, the insubstantiality of all phenomena, which is, at the same time, the pure potentiality for all possible manifestations."


  1. The women of Tantric Buddhism and their divine counterparts are often called "dakinis", translatable as women who dance in space, or women who revel in the freedom of emptiness. As their name suggests, these are not ladies who leave a heavily beaten path. At times thir trail disappears into thin air where they took flight and embarked on their enlightenment adventures, but sometimes the trail resumes in the dense underbrush of ancient texts, amidst the tangled vines of Tibetan lineage histories, or among the embers of the bonfires of fame of thir renowned students. The traces of the women of Tantric Buddhism are sometimes obscure, enigmatic, even hidden and disguised, but they are accessible to anyone who discovers where to look for them. Once found, their traces are incandescent, exhilarating, and provocative as they beckon to their seekers from a spacious realm of skylike freedom.

  2. thanks for this incandescent comment, provides great stimulation for meditation