In Tibetan Buddhism the male and female tigers represent the enlightened quality of fierce playfulness. The sense of utter seriousness pervades the common idea of playfulness with dynamism. One should be willing to take risks and be alive to the fullest extent in every situation.
The billowing mass of flames surrounding the tigers is best described as a blaze of awareness fire. The wisdom-energy of wrathful forms blaze like the sun’s inexhaustible fire.