Saturday, May 25, 2019

Seventeen emanation of Tara Pagme Nonma

Noble Lady Tara Pagme Nonma, Boundless Subduer, Binding Enemies, Robbers, Thieves and Hunters.

Tara Pagme Nonma protects against obstacle associated with robberies, gangsters, and hunters. She brings beings into a state of calm and tranquillity, so she is the Tara of non-violence. Her name Pagme means “immesurable, countless” and Nonma means “stopping”. So this is the Tara who stops countless violent activities.
ཨོཾ་རྗེ་བཙུན་མ་འཕགས་མ་སྒྲོལ་མ་ལ་ཕྱག་འཚལ་ལོ། 
om jetsünma pakma drolma la chaktsal lo
Homage to the noble lady Tārā!
ཕྱག་འཚལ་ཏུ་རེའི་ཞབས་ནི་བརྡབས་པས། 
chaktsal turé shyab ni dabpé
Homage to Ture, your feet stomping boldly,
ཧཱུྂ་གི་རྣམ་པའི་ས་བོན་ཉིད་མ། 
hung gi nampé sabön nyi ma
Formed from the seed of the syllable hūṃ.
རི་རབ་མནྡ་ར་དང་འབིགས་བྱེད། 
rirab mendara dang bikjé
You cause Meru, Mandara and Vindhya,
འཇིག་རྟེན་གསུམ་རྣམས་གཡོ་བ་ཉིད་མ། 
jikten sum nam yowa nyi ma
And all the three worlds to tremble.

The seventeenth homage is to Dolma Pagmed Nonma. She is orange like saffron, sits on a blue lotus and holds a stupa. By saying TURE, stamping on the ground, and the radiating seed syllables from the HUNG at her heart, she shakes all the abodes of the great gods, including Mount Meru, Mandhara and Vindhya. 

The effect of her actions extends beyond the three thousand worlds. Her stamping causes the three realms: desire, form and formless, on the subterranean, terrestrial and celestial worlds, to quake and quiver. 
By the power of her frightening forces, she crushes butchers, thieves, and other enemies under her feet and gives peace to all beings. The ultimate meaning is that the quavering of the three worlds is purification of the three doors, (body, speech and mind).

On the throne of lotus and moon appears Noble Lady Tara Pagme Nonma, golden-red in color like the clouds at sunrise. 
She sits in the dismounting posture. She has one face and two arms. Her right hand is in the mudra of supreme charity. Her left hand, in the mudra of the Three Jewels, holds the stem of an utpala flower. 
On its pistil is a stupa.
Rays of light in the form of countless syllables HUM radiate from the HUM in her heart. This light and her feet striking the ground shake Mount Meru, Mount Mandara, Mount Bindu- chal and the triple world. 


By this wrathful power, all the obstacles, objects of your concentration, are suppressed under her feet. Meditate on this and recite the mantra.

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