Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The eleventh emanation of Tara, Norter Drolma.

Noble Lady Tara Norter Drolma, Bestowing Wealth and Removing Poverty. 
This eleventh Tara’s name Phagmo means “noble one” or “supreme one”. Roughly translated, Norter means “bestowing riches”, so Phagma Norter Drolma is the Noble Tara who bestows wealth, renowned as Tara the wealth giver, who removes the sufferings of poverty.
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་ས་གཞི་སྐྱོང་བའི་ཚོགས་རྣམས། 
chaktsal sa shyi kyongwé tsok nam
Homage to you, who can summon
ཐམས་ཅད་འགུགས་པར་ནུས་པ་ཉིད་མ། 
tamché gukpar nüpa nyi ma
All the legions of earthly guardians.
ཁྲོ་གཉེར་གཡོ་བའི་ཡི་གེ་ཧཱུྂ་གིས། 
tronyer yowé yigé hung gi
Your frown it quivers, and the syllable hūṃ
ཕོངས་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སྒྲོལ་མ། 
pongpa tamché nampar drolma
Delivers us all from every misfortune.
 

She summons the goddess of earth, the nagas, the god of wealth, yakshas and other lords of ten directions and their retinues to serve her activities. 
She holds a treasure vase, and is orange in color. She is majestic, with a scowling face and a furrowed brow. 
Light radiates from the HUNG syllable at her heart, drawing in the wealth and prosperity of gods, nagas and humans. 
She showers the poor and needy with wealth, satisfying all their needs and freeing them from their sufferings. 
The inner meaning is that by purifying the earth-like ignorance that supports the world, the primordially perfect great merit is revealed, clearing samsara and nirvana of all poverty. This also indicates the Secret and Wisdom path.

She is golden-red in color, half-peaceful, half-wrath- ful, passionate and dignified. She sits in the dismounting pos- ture. 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 an utpala flower blooming at her ear. 

On its pistil is a treasure vase that grants all wishes. The light of the mantra HUM radiates from her three places of body, speech and mind, showering down all the wealth and glory of gods, nagas and humans. 

Imagine that it fills every house, all the land and the world, and recite the mantra.

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