Yeshe Tsogyal lived during the time that Padmasambhava brought Buddhism to Tibet. Her intelligence, perseverance, devotion, and pure motivation all were exceptional. As well as being the most important woman in the Nyingma lineage, she occupies a place of central importance within the Vajrayana and especially the lineage of Padmasambhava, the great teacher who embodies the enlightened state. She received all of Padmasambhava's teachings, as if the contents of one vessel were poured into another. Traditionally she is compared to a crown, a jewel, a leader, and a guide. Her accomplishments and realizations have seldom been equaled, and the merit of her actions is beyond description.