Praise of Arya Tara by Atisha

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Praise of Arya Tara by Atisha
Homage to the Venerable Arya Tara!

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Gods and asuras with their crowns bow down to
Your lotus feet;
Liberator from all problems,
[Mother] Tara – homage to You!
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#2.
On those Avici’s fire torments, filling them with a blazing net,
Your compassion rains down nectar –
Tara, further homage to You!
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#3.
To those tired of clinging long, again and again, among the six
Destinies, You grant the rest, supremely pleasant, of Great Bliss.
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#4.
Goddess who works the weal of others!
Just to think of You dispels problems!
You, endowed with love and compassion, liberate from samsara’s bonds.
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#5.
Goddess who at all times is impartial towards sentient beings,
On the whole crop of migrators
You rain incessantly – homage to You!
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#6.
Like the sun and moon, dispeller of distress of darkness for
All migrating sentient beings,
Supreme Goddess – homage to You!
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#7.
On a lotus and moon seat
Immaculate as an utpala,
Your body blue-green coloured, graceful,
You hold an utpala – homage to You!
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#8.
Three countless eons You’ve gather Merits and Wisdom,
Cast off all the hindering obscurations,
And with the four Means of Attraction attracted migrators,
O compassionate Mother – homage to You!
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Bodily faults gone, You have the Marks and Signs;
Faults of speech gone, like kalavinka’s strains;
Faults of mind gone, You know all knowable things.
Blaze of fortune and glory – homage to You!
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#10.
Like the water-cleaning gem,
Goddess, You forever clear
The mud of sentient beings’ mind and strive for their welfare – homage to You!
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#11.
Those who do retain Your name, praise You, and do practice You,
Always do You make fruitful,
Unforgetful One – homage to You!

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