[student:] I've heard that Dakinis are the protectors of our mind. When I think about this in the context of Dakini being our own mind, I realize we have the capacity to protect our own minds: protection isn't something that comes from the outside.
[Khandro-la:] That's right. The ultimate protection is perhaps the emptiness of your own mind or the realization of emptiness of your own mind. In that case, the nature of Dakini is emptiness inseparable from bliss, luminous clarity, and unlimited capacities and activities, I think. Of course, for most of us, to realize that is a process. But step by step, the best and most authentic way we come to know that is through our own direct experience. Wisdom Dakini is always pointing us to emptiness; therefore, she is a protector of wisdom.