Diamond Selfl essness; Lady of Emptiness; She Who has Achieved Selfl essness
ALSO KNOWN AS:
Nairatmya; Vajra Nairatmya
Vajranairatmya is a path to enlightenment and a primary Tantric deity. She is the spirit of freedom, the goddess of “non-self”. Vajranairatmya achieved enlightenment and is now called the Ego-less One. She travels with a retinue of eight dakinis.
Vajranairatmya appeared to the sage Virupa in the guise of an older, gaunt, low-caste woman with very dark, blue-black skin.
Vajranairatmya wears a crown of small skulls over her red hair. Her hair is otherwise ornamented with a five-pronged vajra. She wears a tiger-skin skirt. She is envisioned in sublime union with Hevajra or by herself as a seated yogini. In her four-armed guise, she dances within a halo of flames.
Vajra, bowl formed from a skull
Emblem: Downward-facing triangle
Buddha; Dakini; Vajra; Vajravetali
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.