Sunday, August 30, 2015

Homage And Praises To The Twenty-One Taras

Homage and praises to the Green Tara and Twenty-One Taras
OM to the transcendent subduer, Arya Tara, I prostrate,
Homage to the glorious one, who frees with TARE,
With TUTARE, you calm all fears,
You bestow all success with TURE,
To the sound SOHA, I pay great homage. 
Green Tara is known as the “swift One” or the “swift Liberator” due to her immediate response to those who request her help. Green Tara reaches out her hand in the gesture of granting protection, freeing one from fear, obstacles, and difficulties. With her right foot stepping forward, she is alert, determined and ready to actively help all who call upon her.
There are so many inner obstacles to the development of our minds and these inner obstacles create many outer obstacles. Therefore, for the success of our Dharma practices, of our actualizing the graduated path to enlightenment, we must rely upon a special Yidam or Buddha such as the Compassionate Goddess of Mother Tara.
Many great Indian Yogis, an example is the great pandit Lama Atisha relied upon mother Tara. Lama Atisha was able to bring extensive benefits to Buddha’s teachings and sentient beings. All his success came from Tara. So it is important to have a full trust, confident and devotion when reciting the mantra, and the praises to the twenty-one Taras prayer at dawn or dusk, at any time of the day or night.

Reciting the Tara mantra or praises to the twenty-one Tara’s practice. Tara can be able to help us overcome many problems in our life. She will liberate us from the untimely death, help us recover from diseases, bring success in business, help us to get job.
H.E Lama Zopa Rinpoche has once said, if we recite the twenty-one Taras’ prayer once every evening, it is impossible one will or to die of starvation.

Praises to the Twenty-One Taras

OM je tsün ma phag ma dröl ma la chhag tshäl lo

Chhag tshäl dröl ma nyur ma pa mo
Chän ni kä chig log dang dra ma Jig ten sum gön chhu kye zhäl gyi
Ge sar je wa lä ni jung ma

Chhag tshäl tön käi da wa kün tu
Gang wa gya ni tseg päi zhäl ma
Kar ma tong thrag tshog pa nam kyi
Rab tu chhe wäi ö rab bar ma

Chhag tshäl ser ngo chhu nä kye kyi
Pä mä chhag ni nam par gyän ma
Jin pa tsön drü ka thub zhi wa
Zö pa sam tän chö yül nyi ma

Chhag tshäl de zhin sheg päi tsug tor
Tha yä nam par gyäl war chö ma
Ma lü pha röl chhin pa thob päi
Gyäl wäi sä kyi shin tu ten ma

Chhag tshäl TUTTARA HUM yi ge
Dö dang chhog dang nam kha gang ma
Jig ten dün po zhab kyi nän te
Lü pa me par gug par nü ma

Chhag tshäl gya jin me lha tshang pa
Lung lha na tshog wang chhug chhö ma
Jung po ro lang dri za nam dang
Nö jin tshog kyi dün nä tö ma

Chhag tshäl TRAD che ja dang PHAT kyi
Pha röl thrül khor rab tu jom ma
Yä kum yön kyang zhab kyi nän te
Me bar thrug pa shin tu bar ma

Chhag tshäl TURE jig pa chhen po
Dü kyi pa wo nam par jom ma
Chhu kye zhäl ni thro nyer dän dzä
Dra wo tham chä ma lü sö ma

Chhag tshäl kön chhog sum tshön chhag gyäi
Sor mö thug kar nam par gyän ma Ma
lü chhog kyi khor lö gyän päi
Rang gi ö kyi tshog nam thrug ma

Chhag tshäl rab tu ga wa ji päi
U gyän ö kyi threng wa pel ma
Zhe pa rab zhä TUTTARA yi
Dü dang jig ten wang du dzä ma

Chhag tshäl sa zhi kyong wäi tshog nam
Tham chä gug par nü ma nyi ma
Thro nyer yo wäi yi ge HUM gi
Phong pa tham chä nam par dröl ma

Chhag tshäl da wäi dum bü u gyän
Gyän pa tham chä shin tu bar ma
Räl päi khur na ö pag me lä
Tag par shin tu ö rab dzä ma

Chhag tshäl käl päi tha mäi me tar
Bar wäi threng wäi ü na nä ma
Yä kyang yön kum kün nä kor gäi
Dra yi pung ni nam par jom ma

Chhag tshäl sa zhii ngö la chhag gi
Thil gyi nün ching zhab kyi dung ma
Thro nyer chän dzä yi ge HUM gi
Rim pa dün po nam ni gem ma

Chhag tshäl de ma ge ma zhi ma
Nya ngän dä zhi chö yül nyi ma
SVAHA OM dang yang dag dän pä
Dig pa chhen po jom pa nyi ma

Chhag tshäl kün nä kor rab ga wäi
Dra yi lü ni nam par gem ma
Yi ge chu päi ngag ni kö päi
Rig pa HUM lä dröl ma nyi ma

Chhag tshäl TURE zhab ni deb pä
HUM gi nam päi sa bön nyi ma
Ri rab Mandhara dang big je
Jig ten sum nam yo wa nyi ma

Chhag tshäl lha yi tsho yi nam päi
Ri dag tag chän chhag na nam ma
TARA nyi jö PHAT kyi yi ge
Dug nam ma lü pa ni sel ma

Chhag tshäl lha yi tshog nam gyäl po
Lha dang mi am chi yi ten ma
Kün nä go chha ga wäi ji gyi
Tsö dang mi lam ngän pa sel ma

Chhag tshäl nyi ma da wa gyä päi
Chän nyi po la ö rab säl ma
HARA nyi jö TUTTARA yi
Shin tu drag pöi rim nä sel ma

Chhag tshäl de nyi sum nam kö pä
Zhi wäi thü dang yang dag dän ma
Dön dang ro lang nö jin tshog nam
Jom pa TURE rab chhog nyi ma
Tsa wäi ngag kyi tö pa di dang
Chhag tshäl wa ni nyi shu tsa chig


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Nagarjuna's Dedication of Merit
So nam di yi tham chay zig pa nyi
Thob nay nye pa'i dra nam pham jay nay
Kye ga na chi'i ba lab thrug pa yi
Si pa'i tso lay dro war drol war shog.

By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migrators from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Auspicious Amithabha Buddha Day and Sojong Practice 八關齋戒 on August 29, 2015

 Homage to the Amithabha Buddha
August 29, 2015 is the 15th full moon day and is an auspicious day according to the Tibetan calendar, on this day is the auspicious prayer day to be practiced as follows:-
  1. Amithabha Buddha Prayer Day. 
  2. Sojong Practice.
On this day,  the effects of  positive or negative actions are said to be multiplied by *100 times according to the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. If you have committed a positive good action, and you will be blessed with the positive 100 times of positive Karma actions, but if one has committed the negative actions and it will be multiplied by 100 times of bad and negative action. 

Amithabha  Buddha he is represents the Padma family. He is the Buddha of the West direction.

His Mantra is " OM AMI DEVA HRIH " 
His Mantra in Chinese is " 南無阿彌陀佛 " 
His syllable is "Hrih" 
His color is in red.
His element is signifies or represents fire 
His symbolism is the Lotus.
His wisdom is signifies as Inquisitive and the wisdom of observation.
His hands mudras are signify as Meditation.
He is symbolizes or associated with summer season.
His consort is Pandara.
His Dhyani Bodhisattva is Avalokiteshvara.
His Pure Land is called Sukhavati, the Western Pure Land.

Dewachen is the celestial mandala or the Amithabha Buddha pure land, and in Sanskrit name is Sukhavatī and in Chinese is         西方極樂淨土.

Dewachen Prayer to Amithabha Buddha pure land /Sukhavatī往生西方極樂淨土

E ma ho
Ngo tshar sang gye nang wa tha ye dang
Ye su jo wo thug je chhen po dang
Yon du sem pa thu chhen thob nam la
Sang gye jang sem pag me khor gyi kor
De kyi ngo tshar pag tu me pa yi
De wa chen zhe ja wai zhing kham der
Dag ni di ne tshe pho gyur ma thag
Kye wa zhen gyi bar ma chho ba ru
De ru kye ne nang tha zhal thong shog
De ke dag gi mon lam tab ba di
Chhog chu sang gye jang sem tham che kyi
Geg me drub par jin gyi lab tu sol
Tat ya tha pen tsan dri ya a wa Bodha ni so ha

Chhog du gyal wa se che gong
Tshog nyi dzog la je yi rang
Dag gi du sum ge sag pa
Kun chhog sum la chho ba bul
Gyal wai ten pa phel gyur chig
Ge wa sem chen kun la ngo
Dro kun sang gye thob gyur chig
Ge tsa tham che chig du te
Dag gi gyu la min gyur chi
Drib nyi dag ne tshog dzog te
Tshe ring ne me nyam tog phel
Tshe dir sa chu non gyur chig
Nam zhig tshe pho gyur ma thag
De wa chen du kye gyur chi
Kye ne pe mai kha je te
Lu ten de la sang gye shog
Jang chhub thob ne ji si du
Trul pe dro wa dren par shog

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Healing Powers of The Goddess of Green Tara.

Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha, Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha,
In Vajrayana Buddhist tradition it is believed that practice of Tara mantra or reciting sacred Tara Mantra brings Green Tara’s instant help to overcome all problems and help actualize all our material needs and heartfelt wishes.

Goddess Tara is the embodiment of enlightened activity. Tara is a manifestation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, who is  although totally free from the imperfections of Samsara, but have chosen to be remained
in samsara to help sentient beings and all those that are suffering.

Tara is known to protect from fear and danger, heal illness, increase longevity and increase prosperity. On the ultimate level, she awakens our wisdom so that we can realize the nature of true reality.

Apart from the mantra recitation and Tara will:-
Protects us from eight obscurations and fears externally symbolized by animals and situations described as an external and internal elements of Eight Obscurations Fears.

The first H.H. Dalai Lama lists the Eight Obscurations Fears and interprets them as representative of corresponding defects flaws or obscuration.

[1] Elephants = ignorance / delusions
[2] Lions = pride
[3] Fire = anger / hatred
[4] Snakes = jealousy / envy
[5] Thieves = erroneous or wrong views
[6] Imprisonment = greed / avarice / miserliness
[7] Floods = desire and attachment / lust
[8] Demons = deluded doubts

Symbolic Meaning of the Manifestation of Green Tara:
Green symbolizes the color of awakened activity and deep compassion. Green also indicates the color of wind and Nature.

Tara acts for the benefit of those who pray to her with the swiftness of wind. Her left leg represents renouncement of conflicting emotions.

Her right leg indicates that Tara is ready to stand up to come to the help of sentient beings. Her right hand is in the gesture of generosity signifying that she bestows boons of ordinary supernormal powers as well as sublime accomplishments such as realization of the nature of the mind.

Her left hand is in the gesture of refuge. Her thumb and ring finger are joined to symbolize the union of skillful ways and knowledge.

Her other fingers are held up to represent detachment. Her left hand is held as her heart, indicating that her mind is never separate from the Dharmakaya.

The stems of the lotuses she holds with her hands indicate that all the qualities of realization have fully blossomed within her. Her charm and beauty reveal that she is the ‘ mother of all Buddhas and her compassion for all beings is flowing continuously.

The ornaments (silks and jewels) she wears bear witness of her masterful qualities and activity. Her straight back shows that her meditation is unfaltering. The moon behind her symbolizes the fullness of inexhaustible happiness.

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Dedication of merits

Nagarjuna's Dedication of Merit
So nam di yi tham chay zig pa nyi
Thob nay nye pa'i dra nam pham jay nay
Kye ga na chi'i ba lab thrug pa yi
Si pa'i tso lay dro war drol war shog.

By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migrators from the ocean of existence.

With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

The Living Journal - Buddha is in tears

This article is dedicated to all of us , and the reason is very simple : Have you ever asked yourself - will you be safe today? tomorrow ? next minutes ?
Today we are living in a senseless, violent act, and every day our sensibilities are once again assaulted by the breaking news reported in the media, about the loss of many innocent fellow human beings due to the law of Karma or perhaps it's our very own malevolent tendency?
Senseless slaughter of the innocent, and in the land of life and liberty. A country of brotherly love, a melting pot of diversity and acceptance. An eye once looking for and forward to achieving of our dreams that may look promising and rewarding.
Sadly, the murder wreaks havoc in the land of plenty, lives taken in the blink of an eye. Violence is winning while and we seemingly no longer free to pursue our goals as we used to. Our lives are constantly cheated by an early fate of death.
As the saying goes for the senseless evil criminal mind :-
They look like us,
They live like us,
But they don't act like us.

May you find peace and joyfulness within yourself when you are reading this Dharma.

Nagarjuna's Dedication of Merit
So nam di yi tham chay zig pa nyi
Thob nay nye pa'i dra nam pham jay nay
Kye ga na chi'i ba lab thrug pa yi
Si pa'i tso lay dro war drol war shog.

By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migrators from the ocean of existence. With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.