The Vidyadhara wrote this brief torma offering while living in Tibet. Ekajati, Rahula, and Vajrasadhu are generally considered the three principal protectors for the Nyingma tradition, especially of the ati teachings of the Longchen Nyingtik.

Ekajati, queen of the mamos, is depicted as dark blue, with a single topknot, one eye, one fang, and one breast. She wears a skull crown and bone ornaments, with a tiger skin around her waist. Enveloped in clouds, she holds a heart in her right hand and emanates wolves from her left.

Rahula is a sa, or class of deities associated with the heavenly bodies. Originally a demon, he was subjugated by Padmakara and commanded to protect the dharma. Usually he is depicted with nine heads, a thousand eyes all over his body, which is dark in color, and four arms, which hold a bow and arrow, and often a lasso and victory banner. He is wrathful in appearance, ablaze with fire, and his lower body has the form of a snake.

Vajrasadhu, god of gambling and war, was subdued and samaya-bound by Padmasambhava to be a protector of the teachings. He is depicted somewhat differently in the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions. In the Nyingma, he is red, holding a vajra in his right hand and a heart in his left, riding a lion.

HRIH: The seed syllable of deities of the padma buddha family.

mamos of apparent existence: Wrathful goddesses, usually pictured as furious, ugly women. The mamos, ruled by Ekajati, control the elements of the phenomenal world.

play of bindu: The Sanskrit word bindu (Tib. tigle) has a variety of meanings. Here, it may refer to the essential life force.

five desirables: The sense offerings of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touchables.

circle of great bliss: A ganachakra, or feast offering.

great perfection (Tib. dzokchen): Atiyoga, the pinnacle of the nine yanas.

SHRI DHARMAPALA MAMA RAKMO VAJRASADHU RAHULA PUJA HO: “Glorious dharma protectors MAMA RAKMO Vajrasadhu and Rahula, (accept this) offering HO.”

Abhaya (San. “Fearless”): A Sanskrit name of the Vidyadhara.