Friday, May 10, 2019

The fifteen emanation of Noble Lady Tara Rabzhima

Noble Lady Tara Rabzhima, Perfectly Calm One, Pacifying Evil Deeds and Obscuration.
Tara Rabzhima’s special activity is purifying our most serious errors and greatest obscurations, so she is called the Tara of purification. Rabzhima means “supremely peaceful”.
om jetsünma pakma drolma la chaktsal lo
Homage to the noble lady Tārā!
chaktsal dé ma gé ma shyi ma
Homage to you, blissful, gracious and tranquil,
nya ngen dé shyi chöyul nyi ma
Whose domain is the peace of nirvāṇa.
soha om dang yangdak denpé
With oṃ and svāhā in perfect union,
dikpa chenpo jompa nyi ma
You lay to waste every terrible evil.

The fifteenth homage is to Rabtu Zhima, the “Perfect Pacifier”, who pacifies the obscuration of negative karma.
She sits on blue lotus, and is peaceful. Her color is white like a crystal moon and she holds an anointing vase. She is free from the fruition of suffering, and as a result, she is blissful She has eliminated non-virtue, and as a result, she is virtuous. 

Her afflictions have ended, and as a result, she is tranquil. She has gone beyond the sufferings of the two obscurations and she enjoys and abides in the sphere of sublime tranquility. By her power of compassion, and power of reciting perfectly in accordance with the sadhana her twenty-three or eighteen syllable mantras, the five heinous negative karmas that make beings fall into the lower realms, and other karma that generates great sufferings are uprooted and purified. 

The mantra includes the additional syllables, OM at the beginning and SVAHA at the end. The ultimate meaning is that her blissfulness and other qualities are connected to the five wisdom minds: the wisdom of absolute space, mirror-like wisdom, the wisdom of equality, discriminating wisdom, and all-accomplishing wisdom.
On the throne of lotus and moon appears Noble Lady Tara Rabzhima, white like the full moon and smiling. 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 blooming at her ear. On its pistil stands an anointing vase filled with nectar. 
From her heart emanate countless purifying goddesses, looking the same as Tara and holding vases. Oneself and others are put on a moon throne. 

By the light radiating from Noble Lady and the bath bestowed by the emanated goddesses, all evil deeds and obscurations causing rebirth in the lower realms are washed away. 

Meditate on this and recite the mantra.

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