Monday, February 16, 2009

Homage To The 21 Taras-English Version



Homage To The 21 Taras-English Version

Om!
To Great, Noble Tara, I bow down.
1 (Taraas All)
I praise the Fearless, the Swift One, Protector, whose glance is sheet-lightning.
On the face of Chenrezi, she is born from a tear as a bud from a lotus.

2 (Red Tara).
She of the face like the full moons of autumn
that blazes the light of the stars in their thousands.

3 (White Tara).
I praise the Body, all turquoise and golden; Whose hand is adorned with the lotus, most perfect,
Whose realm is most generous, diligent, simple. Peaceful and patient, she sits in meditation.

4 (Greenish Tara).
Seated above the heads of all Buddhas, resplendent in joyous and infinite triumph,
Deeply honoured by all Bodhisattvas, She is perfect in all of the virtues transcendent.

5 (White Tara).
With ‘Tutare’ and ‘Hung!’ she imbues this world, all ten directions and infinite space.
And trampling seven worlds under her feet, she is able to summon them all to her place.

6 (Orange Tara).
I praise the One to whom great gods make toasts.
She is honored by spirits, and demons, and ghosts.

7 (Reddish Black tara).
I hail the One, who by ‘Treh’ and by ‘Peh!’ undoes all the plots of conspiring foes;
Who wrapped in the fire that rages around her, with right leg retracted and left one extended, Tramples the evil ones under her toes.

8 (Black Tara).
I praise the Swift, the One who is Fearsome who with terrible aspect defeats boldest demons.
Her lotus face angrily frowns down upon them so all foes are vanquished, not a single remains.

9 (Blackish Red Tara).
I sing the praises of Her whose hand forms the Triple Gem mudra right at her heart.
In her grasp the Dharma Wheel spins out its light in all the directions and to every part.

10 (White Tara).
On her brow she wears radiant joy like a tiara
charming demons and gods with her laugh of Tutara.

11 (Red Tara).
She can summon the guards of this world of desire. With wrathful expression, when Hung! does she utter,
she liberates everyone, no more to suffer.

12 (Dark Orange Tara).
She wears the crescent moon as a diadem;
and shining atop her hair clustered in curls Rests the Buddha Amida, the ornament on them.

13 (Orange Tara).
She is the Focus of the flaming garland as the darkening kalpa draws to its close.
With right leg extended and left one drawn in, for those who rejoice in the Dharma Wheel’s turning, She is the one who defeats all their foes.

14 (Red Tara).
Full force to her palm, she strikes the universe’ base.
Crying Hung! with a frown as she stamps it down, She subdues all the denizens of seven levels of that nether place.

15 (Reddish Black Tara).
I salute Lady Peace, Dame Perfection and Bliss; her realm is Nirvana.
Between Om! and Swaha! all blemishes vanish by means of her mantra.*
*Om,Tare Tutare Ture Soha.

16 (White Tara).
All hail the conquering opponent of those who rejoice as the Wheel of the Dharma goes round.
She liberates by means of the radiant light From the Hung! in the ring of the ten-syllable sound.

17 (Red Tara).
I praise The Swift-footed. Hung! is her seed.
Shaker of Meru, Mandara, Kailash, Stamping and trampling three worlds with her feet.

18 (Orange Tara).
She bears the hare-marked moon, lake of the devas.
And by twice saying ‘Tara’ And then saying, ‘P'hey’, She removes all contaminants, poisons or kleshas.

19 (White Tara).
She whom gods, titans and spirits attend, Can dispel any terrors that come in dark hours,
A proof against Chaos, her beauty has powers.

20(White Tara).
Shining, her eyes like the sun and full moon, By twice saying ‘Hara’ and then, ‘Tutarahyi’,
She can put paid the deadly, the wide-raging plague.

21 (Orange Tara).
This great dharani ~ this is Her song: The Praises to Tara, all twenty-one!
*Om,Tare Tutare Ture Soha.


The hymn is called the 21 Homages to Tara or 21 Hymns but also, The Twenty-one Taras, since each of the stanzas describes not only an aspect but an image of her.

At least one version of this well-known "hymn" has an extra or introductory stanza that is inserted before the first Praise. It is a summary. See Advice below. (The Praises are each numbered here at the end of every transliterated Tibetan stanza.) The recitation of these Praises is a daily practice for many Tibetans and also other practitioners.

Refuge vows, and the Tara empowerment from an accredited teacher is required for doing the complete liturgy with offerings. Anyone, though, can read, chant or sing the 21 Praises.


Prayer for a suffering World

Prayer for a suffering World
To release suffering
Prayer by Tangtong Gyalpo, the Highly Accomplished (as transmitted by Lama Zopa)

All sentient beings equal to Space, go for refuge to the precious Guru-Buddha.
We go for refuge to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
We go for refuge to the assembly of gurus, yidams, and dakinis.
We go for refuge to the empty clarity of our own minds, the Dharmakaya.
[Recite these Refuge verses as many times as you can: Usually 3x, 7x, 21x, etc.]

OM MANI PADME HUM [Recite this mantra hundreds of times -- usually 108x, 111x or multiples. ]

May all the diseases, which sadden the minds of sentient beings, resulting from karma and temporary conditions such as harm due to spirits, from illnesses and the elements, not occur in the realms of the world.

May whatever sufferings there are due to life-threatening diseases that, like a butcher leading a being to slaughter separate body from mind in a mere instant, not occur in the realms of the world.

May all embodied beings not be harmed by acute, chronic, and other kinds [of illness] such as infectious diseases of which names the mere sound terrifies beings, as if they had been placed [directly] into the mouth of Yama, Lord of Death.

May all embodied beings not be harmed by the 80,000 classes of malicious interferers, the 360 evil spirits that harm suddenly, the 424 diseases, and so on.

May whatever sufferings there be due to disturbances of the four elements that deprive body and mind of every pleasure, be totally pacified, and may body and mind enjoy radiance and power and be endowed with long life, good health, and well-being.

By the compassion of the Gurus and the Triple Gem, the power of the dakinis, Dharma protectors and guardians, and by the strength of the infallibility of karma and its results, may these many dedications and prayers be fulfilled as soon as they are made.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Zen Archangelism COSW 05 NEVER Underestimate Anything!!!

Zen Archangelism The Chronicles Of Super Witch 05-> NEVER Underestimate Anything!!!
Ok so we're all somewhat aware of the power of the spoken word, and How our THOUGHTS, as insignificant as some may seem, can even become manifest (be brought into being on the physical plain).

But few people realize that there are 4 dangerous aspects in magick, they are listed below in order of MOST dangerous First:
The Thought
The Spoken Word
The Written Word
The Drawing Of Certain Images

To perform any of the 4 acts above is to give something Life, and ALL things that have Life have a WILL of their own.
I'm not saying this to scare the crap out of anyone, but more to teach you what I learned the hard way, in order to save you the suffering.

I've posted a great article about it called the dangers of Enochian Magick by: Gerald and Betty Scheuler, however, the warnings in that article apply, from my own experience to ALL FORMS OF MAGICK and ALL WITCHES.

I found the original article here: http://www.llewellynencyclopedia.com/article/27

What The article doesn't cover, is the focus of this particular chronicle. Curiosity killed the cat, and that cat DID NOT COME BACK! In My Case It Could've killed a LOT more than a Cat...

My ex was doing some independent research one day, and ended up at the Church Of Satan website (I actually told him to go there to read this: The Nine Satanic Statements: http://www.churchofsatan.com/Pages/NineStatements.html ), just to get a feel for who they really are and drop the stereotypes.

Well, he decided to wander around, and stumbled upon this (Which is NOT Good at all): Enochian Pronunciation Guide ( http://www.churchofsatan.com/Pages/EnochianGuide.html ) Keep in mind this is the DEMONIC VERSION so don't read it or absorb it, in fact if you can help yourself, refrain from clicking on the link at all:). Well, HE started reading it OUT LOUD, and although I'm not Fluent in Enoch YET, I felt ICE COLD chills coursing throughout my entire body, so I sat up in my seat. ( ALA PSYCHO WITCH & JUST LOST IT) to cut him off before he did any serious damage. We got in a HUGE fight over it because he thought I was trying to "CONTROL" how much he learns where when & why etc. *VERY LOUD SIGH & ROLLING EYES*

EVERYONE who knows me knows that's NOT the case at all. You see I am BENT on spiritual protection, harmony etc and I am EXTREMELY sensitive to negativity in any form, so My SOUL took immediate offense to the words he was trying to pronounce, my body went on auto-pilot, and I just yelled at him: "IDIOT! STOP! You have NO IDEA what you're doing. Shut Up!" But it was for his own good, and everyone else's too, you can thank me later lol. If I ever pitch a Fit Like I just did, there is a damned good reason for it, so pay attention! Ok, so, maybe my own "attitude" is in need of alignment, but seriously, tell me wouldn't you snap also if you had a young baby less than 1 year old in the next room while he's reading this crap??? You are not required to answer that, I already KNOW you would. As my Sister Lady Boudicca always says: Hell hath NO fury like a pissed Witch & the veins in my neck are still sticking out just thinking about it.

Anyway about 7 hours later, he was calm enough for me to show him the above article, because he would not let me get a word in edgewise to explain why I was so furious, and NOW he gets it. Which is wonderful, but a pain in the ass also because he gets these stupid notions in his head that I see him as "subservient" or "lesser than" me, and then we have to fight about that for about 3 hours, it's retarded. Allow me to explain That I am a Taurus and He is a Scorpio, and apparently the stars are aligned in such away that lack of peace is the price I always pay for trying to protect any person from themselves. Oh Life is AWESOME in MY Universe!

Anyway, I was able to explain to him I have a few "other beliefs",
1- that certain knowledge should NOT be given to anyone who would misuse or abuse it (knowingly or not), those who are NOT mentally stable, and those who are ignorant/obnoxious/selfish/greedy/manipulative/just plain stupid and would use it just to say they've done it-to boost their own egos, Power-trip, etc. And of course, anyone who's intent with such knowledge is questionable (in a bad way). (in this instance he falls into this category)

2- Never Underestimate Anything, especially the 4 things above. (and this He Just did!)

3- All things you read, hear see, touch taste, smell etc are cataloged into your subconscious mind, so one needs to exercise caution on what they subject themselves to. Because your subconscious mind is ALWAYS ACTIVE with or without your consent!

In closing I'd just like to add that I love my husband, he's cute as hell, a sweetheart at heart, when he wants to be, BUT Hes just curious and suspicious to a fault. He asks me to teach him and will NOT let me, then he complains that I don't teach him anything! All I can say is No I can't because I'm too busy saving the WORLD from stupid shit people do, and, MY GOD/DESS make it stop! I need to sip some tea & chill the f*ck out!

If this article can help even one person I am happy to have gone through the crap I just did in order to be able to write it.

-Archangel Tanahmera
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Too Funny

This is Just too hilarious, It reminds me of my husband & I so much...
To see full size image CLICK HERE!

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