Friday, May 31, 2019

The emanation of 18th Nobel Tara Maja Chenmo

Noble Lady Tara Maja Chenmo, Great Peacock, Protecting from and Pacifying All Kinds of Poison.

This Tara’s Tibetan name is Tara Maja Chenmo. Now mayura is the Sanskrit word for “peacock”, which is maja in Tibetan, so she is the “great one on the peacock”. 

Peacocks are especially associated with protection from poisons because it is said that the peacock eats poison and transforms it into the beauty of its plumage. Thus Tara Maja Chenmo’s special activity is counteracting or dispelling inner and outer poisons. These might be from food, water, environmental pollution, or any type of unhealthy situation. Maja Chenmo is also renowned for her compassion in protecting infants and young children. It is thought that she saved the life of Nagarjuna.

om jetsünma pakma drolma la chaktsal lo
Homage to the noble lady Tārā!
chaktsal lha yi tso yi nampé
Homage to you, who hold in your hand
ridak takchen chak na nam ma
A deer-marked moon like a divine lake.
tara nyi jö pé kyi yigé
With tāra twice and then with phaṭ,
duk nam malüpar ni selma
You totally cleanse all of the poisons.

The eighteenth homage is to Maja Chenmo, who averts and pacifies poison. She is as white as the moon, and sits on a blue lotus. In her left hand, she holds a full moon marked with a rabbit, which is the shape of the ocean of nectar of the god realm. With her radiance and her chanting of the mantra, OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA VETRA TARA PHAT SVA HA, which has two TARES and a PHAT syllable, she clears all poisons, both animate and inanimate, without a trace. 

Generally, all obstacles arise from poisons, and the base of all the animate and inanimate poisons is our afflictions. She clears all the poisons of sentient beings without a trace with the medicine of the truth of reality.
On the throne of lotus and moon appears Noble Lady Tara Maja Chenmo, white in color, with one face and two arms. She sits in the dismounting posture. 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 full moon marked with a rabbit. Rays of nectar light radiate from it, spreading wider and wider in all directions and completely removing all poisons from the environment and sentient beings. Meditate on this and recite the ten-syllable mantra and also the mantra OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA VISHA TARA PHAT SVAHA.

Ringsel (birth of relics of an enlightened Bodhisattva after cremation)

(Ringsel of HE Lam Karpo Rinpoche)
In Buddhism, we cremate the death body. As such we are left with nothing as the body are burnt and ashes are thrown into the river. 
However, it is a different story for the highly acclaimed Buddhist monk (Karmapa, Rinpoche, Khyentse, Khenpo, Trulku and so on). When their death body are burnt one can retrieve some remains from the ashes. The substance is thought to be accumulated from other realms, to be not quite of this world

Buddhists believe that the presence of ringsel proves the teacher achieved spiritual purity and that those who view the ringsel can be spiritually transformed.

Ringsel often come from past Buddhas or Bodhisattvas of the tenth level. If one has strong faith and devotion, thousands of relics often manifest from just one. It is essential to keep it in a very pure and clean place, cared for very well. Prayers and offerings should be done; otherwise it may not multiply.

These relic bones could be considered being a precipitation of bliss arising from the central nervous system of highly realized masters and the activity of the Bodhisattvas. 

These precious "ringsels" exude a powerful blessing, as they are from the very body of the Buddha. 
They are often used for the consecration of stupas, temples and shrines. Always treated with the utmost respect, they are kept in special, (preferably high) places and can also be worn for protection and blessings.

Usually they are not taken internally. However, they may be taken when one is very sick and close to death. When they are used like that, it is said that the essence of the "ringsel" rests at the crown of one's head.

For those with meditative concentration, the "ringsel" will quicken the opening of the crown chakra at the top of the central channel, helping to prevent the possibility of falling into the lower realms upon leaving the body in the moment of death. 

One who swallows the sacred relic will never go to hell! I have also swallowed a small piece of Buddha's ringsel. 
(My grand father {brother of my grand mother}Tsam Phento, who studied together with Je Trizur from Master  His Holiness Tenzin Jamtsho, close student of HH Tobden Shacha Shri)
My grandmother's brother Tshampa Phanto also left countless ringsel, which is kept at Wangduephordang Dzong. His ringsel are different from other with five colours  which now has turned into small statues based on the colour, white Chenrigzi, blue Chana Dorji etc. His ringsel is first of its kind. 

I also have many ringsels. Daily rituals and prayers are being performed to exude blessing to all sentient beings.

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.
om jetsünma pakma drolma la chaktsal lo
Homage to the noble lady Tārā!
chaktsal turé shyab ni dabpé
Homage to Ture, your feet stomping boldly,
hung gi nampé sabön nyi ma
Formed from the seed of the syllable hūṃ.
rirab mendara dang bikjé
You cause Meru, Mandara and Vindhya,
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.

Cultivate Generous Thought and practice giving gifts to the Sanghas.

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