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Vajrayogini, the diamond, or adamantine practitioner, is depicted as sixteen years old, passionate and, radiantly beautiful. Her three eyes indicate her ability to see the past, present & future all at once. Her flaying knife symbolizes the wisdom that cuts through ignorance, and her skull-cup filled with blood is the blissful clear-light consciousness unified with this wisdom.The khatvanga, or staff she carries represents her secret consort, Chakrasamvara, who is inseparable from her. Her body is naked, showing her freedom from ordinary conceptions & appearances. Her garland of 50 dry human skulls symbolizes purity of speech. Male tantric aspirants are exhorted to regard all women as manifestations of Vajrayogini, and to honour them appropriately.

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