“Lotus-born.” Padmasambhava was born in India in the eighth century. He is known as the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Legends say that the Buddha Amitabha, moved by compassion for the suffering of sentient beings, sent a golden vajra from his heart onto a lotus blossom, which then transformed into a beautiful eight-year-old boy, Padmasambhava. He is said to have come into world in order to teach the Tantras. He personifies the guru principle. Revered in the entire Himalayan region, he is known as the “second Buddha.” The vision of Hridaya Yoga is very aligned with Padmasambhava’s dictum: “Descend with the view while ascending with the conduct. It is most essential to practice these two as one.”