mahamudra to our world. They are most famous as the source's of Saraha's enlightened understanding. Ratnamati os considered more as a celestial being who inspired Saraha than as a flesh-and- blood human. This is why the bodhisattva is depicted born from a lotus.As his nature was only really known within the pure sphere of Saraha's meditation, we have little historical or textual information concerning Ratnamati. This does not belittle the enormous respect felt for him as the link between the primordial Buddha Vajradhara and Saraha, making him first in the lineage of mahamudra teachings as they were handed down though the Kagyu transmission.