Tara the Liberator

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Tara the Liberator

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Two guided meditations on Green Tara by Zasep Tulku. One is for anyone, the other is for those who have had a Green Tara initiation:

Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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11 'Tell me, great Sage, of that by which
they may be freed from samsara! '-
Thus addressed, that Lord of the World,
illustrious Avalokita,
12 Spoke these melodious words unto
the ever-watchful Vajrapani:-
'Listen, High Lord of the Guhyakas!
By the power of the vow
13 'Of Amitibha, the Protector,
were born to me the Mothers of
The World, wise, having great compassion,
raised up for the world's saving;
14 'Like unto the risen sun,
their faces radiant as full moons,
The Taras illuminate the trees,
with the gods, men and asuras,
15 'They cause the triple world to shake,
and terrify yaksas and raksasas.
The Goddess holding a blue lotus
in Her hand says, "Fear not, fear not!
16 '"It is to protect the world
that I was produced by the Conquerors.
In the wilderness, in clashes of arms,
where one is troubled by diverse dangers,
17 '"When but my names are remembered, I
protect all beings perpetually.
I, 0 Lord, shall lead them across
the great flood of their diverse fears;
18 '"Therefore the eminent Seers sing
of me in the world by the name of Tara, 19
Raising their hands in supplication,
full of reverence and awe."'
From In Praise of Tāra by Martin Willson
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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Bodhisattva Atisha knew and was guided at times by Tara. Here are his verses in praise of Tara:
PRAISE OF ARYA-TARA

By Atisa

Homage to the Venerable Arya-Tara!
1 Gods and asuras with their crowns
bow down to Your lotus feet;
Liberator from all problems,
[Mother] Tara - homage to You!
2 On those Avici's fire torments,
filling them with a blazing net,
Your compassion rains down nectar Tara,
further homage to You!
3 To those tired of circling long,
again and again, among the six
Destinies, You grant the rest,
supremely pleasant, of Great Bliss.
4 Goddess who works the weal of others!
Just to think of You dispels problems!
You, endowed with love and compassion,
liberate from samsara's bonds.
5 Goddess who at all times is
impartial towards sentient beings,
On the whole crop of migrators
You rain incessantly - homage to You!
6 Like the sun and moon, dispeller
of distress of darkness for
All migrating sentient beings,
Supreme Goddess - homage to You!
7 On a lotus and moon seat
immaculate as an utpala,
Your body blue-green coloured, graceful,
You hold an utpala-homage to You!
8 Three countless eons You've gathered Merits and Wisdom,
Cast off all the hindering obscurations,
And with the four Means of Attraction attracted migrators,
0 compassionate Mother - homage to You!
9 Bodily faults gone, You have the Marks and Signs;
Faults of speech gone, like the kalavinka's strains;
Faults of mind gone, You know all knowable things.
Blaze of fortune and glory-homage to You!
10 Like the water-clearing gem,
Goddess, You forever clear
The mud of sentient beings' minds
and strive for their welfare - homage to You!
11 Those who do retain Your name,
praise You, and do practise You,
Always do You make fruitful,
Unforgetful One - homage to You!
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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