Homage to Mother Tara!


   Green Tara 绿度母
Green Tara is Mother Liberator who answers all prayers. She is said to have arisen from the tears shed by the Compassionate Buddha. The Green Tara mantra can be recited to remove obstacles, fears and worries. Tara works swiftly to assist you! Chant one mala of this mantra each morning and each night. Turn to Mother Tara when you feel a need of comfort; when you feel depressed or when you want some project to succeed.  This mantra will lift your spirits instantly. Help to overcome fear and anxiety, protect us from all obstacles as well as grant all our wishes swiftly.

Mantra:    Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha





Praise To 21 Taras (Condensed version)



OM to the transcendent subduer, Arya Tara, I prostrate.

Homage to the glorious one who frees with TARE;

With TUTTARA you calm all fears;

You bestow all success with TURE;

To the sound SOHA I pay great homage.




Homage To 21 Taras (Complete version)



(1)                            

CHAG.TSEL DROL.MA NYUR.MA PA.MO /

Homage to Tara, swift and fearless,

CHEN.NI KAY.CHIG LOG.DANG DRA.MA /

With eyes like a flash of lightning;

JIG.TEN SUM.GOM CHU.KYE ZHEL.GYI /

Lotus-born in an ocean of tears

GE.SAR JE.WA LAY.NI JUNG.MA /

Of Chenrezig, three worlds' protector.

​ 

(2)                   

CHAG.TSEL TON.KAY DA.WA KUN.TU /

Homage to you whose face is like              

GANG.WA GYA.NI TSEG.PAY ZHEL.MA /

One hundred autumn moons gathered.

KAR.MA TONG.TRAG TSOG.PA NAM.KYI /

And blazes with the dazzling light

RAB.TU CHEY.WAY O.RAB BAR.MA /

Of a thousand constellations.


(3)

CHAG.TSEL SER.NGO CHU.NAY KYE.KYI /

Homage to you,born from a gold blue lotus;

PAY.MAY CHAG.NI NAM.PAR GYEN.MA /

Hands adorned with lotus flowers;

JIN.PA TSUN.DU KA.TUB SHI.WA /

Essence of giving, effort and ethics,

SOPA SAM.TEN CHO.YUL NYIMA /

Patience, concentration and wisdom.


(4)   

CHAG.TSEL DE.SHIN SHEG.PAY TSUG.TOR/

Homage to you who crown all Buddhas,

TA.YAY NAM.PAR GYEL.WA CHOM.MA /

Whose action subdues without limit,

MA.LU PA.ROL CHIN.PA TOB.PAY /

Attained to every perfection,

GYEL.WAY SAY.KYI SHIN.TU TEN.MA /

On you the Bodhisattvas rely.


(5)

CHAG.TSEL TU.TA.RA HUM YI.GE /

Homage to you whose TUTTARE and HUM

DO.DANG CHOG.DANG NAM.KA GANG.MA /

Fill the realms of desire, form and space.

JIG.TEN DUN.PO SHAB.KYI NEN.TE /

You crush seven worlds beneath your feet,

LU.PA ME.PAR GUG.PAR NU.MA /

And have power to call all forces.


(6)

CHAG.TSEL GYA.JIN ME.LHA TSANG.PA /

Homage to you, adored by Indra,

LUNG.LHA NA.TSOG WANG.CHUG CHO.MA /

Agni, Brahma, Vayu and Ishvara.

JUNG.PO RO.LANG DRI.ZA NAM.DANG /

Praised in song by hosts of spirits,

NO.JIN TSOG.KYI DUN.NAY TO.MA /

Zombies, scent-eaters and yakshas.


(7)    

CHAG.TSEL TREY.CHE CHA.DANG PAY.KYI /

Homage to you, whose TREY and PEY

PA.ROL TU.KOR RAB.TU JOMA.MA /

Destroy external wheels of magic.

YAY.KUM YON.KYANG SHAB.KYI NEN.TE /

Right leg drawn in and left extended,

ME.BAR TUG.PA SHIN.TU BAR.MA /

You blaze within a raging fire.


(8)

CHAG.TSEL TU.RE JIG.PA CHEN.PO /

Homage to you whose TURE destroys

DU.KYI PA.WO NAM.PAR JOM.MA /

The great fears, the mighty demons,

CHU.KYE SHEL.NI TRO.NYER DEN.DZE /

With a wrathful frown on your lotus face,

DA.WO TAM.CHAY MA.LU SO.MA /

You slay all foes without exception.


(9)

CHAG.TSEL KON.CHOG SUM.TSON.CHAG.GYAY /

Homage to you, beautifully adorned 

SOR.MO TUG.KAR NAM.PAR GYEN.MA /

By the Three Jewels' gesture at your heart.

MA.LU CHOG.KYI KOR.LO GYEN.PAY /

Your wheel shines in all directions,

RANG.GI O.KYI TSOG.NAM TUG.MA /

With a whirling mass of light.


(10)

CHAG.TSEL RAB.TU GA.WA JI.PAY /

Homage to you, adored by Indra,

U.GYEN O.KYI TRENG.WA PEL.MA /

Agni, Brahma, Vayu and Ishvara.

SHAY.PA RAB.SHAY TU.TA.RA.YI /

Praised in song by hosts of spirits,

DU.DANG JIG.TEN WANG.DU DZE.MA /

Zombies, scent-eaters and yakshas.


(11)    

CHAG.TSEL SA.SHI KYONG.WAY TSOG.NAM /

Homage to you with power to invoke

TAM.CHAY GUG.PAR NU.MA NYI.MA /

The assembly of local protectors.

TRO.NYER YO.WAY YI.GE HUM.KI /

With your fierce frown and vibrating HUM,

PONG.PA TAM.CHAY NAM.PAR DOL.MA /

You bring freedom from all poverty.



(12)                                        

CHAG.TSEL DA.WAY DUM.BU U.GYEN /

Homage to you with screscent-moon crown,

GYEN.PA TAM.CHAY SHIN.TU BAR.MA /

All your adornments dazzling bright.

REL.PAY TRO.NA O.PAG ME.LAY /

From your hair-knot Amitabha

TAG.PAR SHIN.TU O.RAB DZE.MA /

Shines eternal with great beams of light.


​(13)                                        

CHAG.TSEL KEL.PAY TA.MAY ME.TAR /

Homage to you who dwells in a blazing wreath

BAR.WAY TRENG.WAY U.NA NAY.MA /

Like the force at the end of this age.

YAY.KANG YON.KUM KUN.NAY KOR.GAY /

Your right leg outstretched and left drawn in,

DRA.YI PUNG.NI NAM.PAR JOM.MA /

Joy surrounds you, who defeats hosts of foes.


(14)                         

CHAG.TSEL SA.SHI NGO.LA CHAG.GI /

Homage to you whose feet stamps the earth              

TIL.GYI NUN.CHING ZHAB.GYI DUNG.MA /

And whose palm strikes the ground by your side.

TRO.NYER CHEN.DZE YI.GE HUM.KI /

With a wrathful glance and the letter HUM

RIM.PA DUN.PO NAM.NI GEM.MA /

You subdue all in the seven stages.


(15)  

CHAG.TSEL DE.MA GE.MA ZHI.MA /

Homage to the blissful, virtuous, peaceful one;

NYA.NGEN DAY.ZHI CHO.YUL NYI.MA /

Object of pactice, Nirvana's peace.

SO.HA OM.DANG YANG.DAG DEN.PAY /

Perfectly endowed with hSOHA and OM,

DIG.PA CHEN.PO JOM.PA NYI.MA /

Overcoming all the great evils.


(16)

CHAG.TSEL KUN.NAY KOR.RAB GA.WAY /

Homage to you with joyous retinue,

DRA.YE LU.NI NAM.PAR GEM.MA / 

You subdue fully all enemies' forms.

YIG.GE CHU.PAY NGAG.NI KO.PAY /

The ten-letter mantra adorns yur heart

RIG.PA HUM.LAY DROL.MA NYI.MA /

And your knowledge-HUM gives liberation.


(17)     

CHAG.TSEL TU.RE ZAB.NI DAB.PAY /

Homage to TURE with stamping feet;

HUM.GI NAM PAY SA.BON NYI.MA /

Whose essence is the seed-letter HUM.

RI.RAB MAN.DA RA.DANG BIG.JE /

You cause Meru, Mandara and Vindya,

JIG.TEN SUN.NAM YO.WA NYI.MA /

And all three worlds to tremble and shake.


(18)    

CHAG.TSEL LHA.YI TSO.YI NAM.PAY /

Homage to you who hold in your hand

RI.DAG TAG.CHEN CHAG.NA NAM.MA /

A moon like a celestial lake.

TA.RA NYI.JO PEY.KYI YI.GE /

Saying TARA twice and the letter PEY

DUG.NAM MA.LU PA.NI SEL.MA /

Youispel all poisons without exception.


(19)    

CHAG.TSEL LHA.YI TSOG.NAM GYEL.PO /

Homage to you on whom the kings of gods,

LHA.DANG MI.AM CHI-YE TEN.MA /

The gods themselves and all spirits rely

KUN.NAY GO.CHA GA.WAY JI.KYI /

Your armour radiates joy to all;

TSO.DANG MI.LAM NYEN.PA SEL.MA /

You soothe conflicts and nightmares as well.


(20)    

CHAG.TSEL NYI.MA DA.WA GYAY.PAY /

Homage to you, whose eyes, the sun and moon,

CHEN.NYI PO.LA O.RAB SEL.MA /

Radiate with pure, brilliant light;

HA.RA NYI.JO TU.TA.RA.YI /

Uttering HARA twice and TUTTARA

SHIN.TU DAG.PO RIM.NAY SEL.MA /

Dispels extremely fearful plagues.


(21)    

CHAG.TSEL DE.NYI SUM.NAM KO.PAY /

Homage to you, adorned with three natures;

SI.WAY TU.DANG YANG.DAG DEN.MA /

Perfectly endowed with peaceful strength.

DON.DANG RO.LANG NO.JIN TSOG.NAM /

You destroy demons, zombies and yakshas,

JOM.PA TURE RAB.CHOG NYI.MA /

O TURE, most exalted and sublime!


TSA.WAY NGAG.KYI TO.PA DI.DANG /

CHAG.TSEL WA.NI NYI.SHU TSA.CHIG /

Thus the root mantra is praised, and twenty-one homages offered.




A Song of Longing for Tara, the  Infallible
(by Lobsang Tenpay Gyaltsen)

From my heart I bow to the Divine Mother Tara, essence of love and compassion, the most precious Jewels of Refuge gathered into one. From now until I reach enlightenment, hook me with your great love and kindness to liberate me.

​By the witness of the Three Jewels, not just from my mouth, but from the depth of my innermost heart and bones, I pray to you morning and evening; show your blissful face to me, Loving One, grant me the nectar of your speech.

​Great Gurus and small gurus cheat us with their made-up teachings, selling Dharma, teachings without comprehension, not observing who is qualified and who is not, being concerned about their own happiness and the eight worldly dharmas.  Since I cannot trust friends of this degenerate age anymore, you are my principal Guru. Bless me, Divine Mother, essence of love; arise the great power of your compassion and think of me.

I take refuge in you, Tara. Like you, no Buddha will ever deceive me, but through understanding the odd character of these times, most Buddhas went into the Bliss of Nirvana.  Even though they have great compassion, we have little Karmic connection.  Since for me, there are no other deities, you are my principal deity. Please bestow realizations upon me, Divine Mother, essence of love; arise the great power of your compassion and think of me.

​Most Dharma protectors do not show their powers; tired of those who invoke them, they do not act. Other protectors, lacking insight but proud of their power, may be friendly for a while but will later do me harm. Since I cannot rely on protectors such as these, you are my principal protector, with divine action, Wisdom Mother, essence of love; arise the great power of your compassion and think of me.

​To ordinary view, the names of objects are the same as their meaning; like this, they produce delusions and bind us to Samsara. When it is time to die, unless I understand true nature, can a wish-fulfilling gem let me carry even a sesame seed? Since I cannot trust in illusions, you are my real richness. Please grant my desires, Divine Mother, essence of love; arise the great power of your compassion and think of me.

​I cannot rely on non-virtuous friends for even a day. They pretend to be close to me but all the while have in mind the opposite. They are friends when they wish it, and enemies when they don't. Since I cannot trust this kind of friend, you are my best friend. Be close to me, Divine Mother, essence of love; arise the great power of your compassion and think of me.

​You are my Guru, my Yidam, my protector, my refuge, my food, my clothing, my possessions and my friend. Since your divine quality is everything to me, let me spontaneously achieve all that I wish.

​Although I am overwhelmed by my habitual, uncontrolled mind, please cut these self-cherishing thoughts so that I'll be able to give my body and life millions of times without any difficulty to each sentient being. Bless me to be able to develop this kind of compassion to benefit all.

​Empower me to cut the root of Samsara, self-grasping, and to understand the pure doctrine, the most difficult to comprehend Middle Way, free from the errors of extreme views.

​Please bless me tor practise as a Bodhisattva, turned away from the world, dedicating all my virtues to the teachings and to living beings, never for an instant thinking of my own happiness. Let me wish to attain Buddhahood for the sake of others.

Empower me to actualise as much as possible the most subtle precepts and to keep them without a careless mind, thus becoming the most perfect Bodhisattva.

​May I be simple in my practice on my outside, and inwardly actualise the depth of the diamond vehicle, having the strong wish to practise the two paths. Please bless me to attain enlightenment quickly for the benefit of all.

​Divine Wisdom Mother, you know everything about my life - my ups and my downs, my good and my bad - think lovingly of me; my only Mother.

I give myself and to all who trust in me to you, Divine Wisdom Mother Tara. Being completely open to you, let us be born in the highest pure land.  Set me there quickly with no births in between.

​May the hook of your compassion and your skilful means transform my mind into Dharma and transform the minds of all beings, whoever they are. They have all been my mother, the mother of one unable to follow the Buddha's teachings.

​By reciting this prayer three times a day and by remembering the Divine Wisdom Mother Tara,  may I and all beings who are connected with me attain whatever pure land we wish.

​May the Three Precious Jewels and especially the Divine Wisdom Mother, whose essence is compassion, hold me dear until I reach enlightenment. May I quickly conquer the four maras.

(If for as long as you live, you recite this prayer three times each day, not just from the mouth, but strongly linked with your mind, you will have a close connection with Tara and will be able to see Her face. No hindrance will be received, and all wishes will be fulfilled)

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