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How Tara Became A Buddha

Tara is a fully enlightened buddha, who can be understood at both the relative and the ultimate levels."' At the relative level, Buddha Tara displays characteristics that can be understood by ordinary, conceptual human minds. Tibetan lore…
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The Sweet Sound Of Perfect Joy

In Praise of the Goddess Sarasvati Hrim! Daughter of the mind of Brahma Arisen from the great lake of enjoyment, With your face pure and white as the moon— Goddess Sarasvati, to you I pay homage! Unending treasury of the secret words…
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The Story of Bodhisattva Tara

OM to the transcendent subduer, Arya Tara, I prostrate. Homage to the glorious one who frees with TARE. With TUTTARE you calm all fears, You bestow all success with TURE, To the sound SOHA I pay great homage! ~ Prayer to Tara Many eons…

His Holiness The Dalai Lama's Favorite Prayer

  His Holiness The Dalai Lama recites this prayer daily because, he says, "It gives me inner strength and enthusiasm to serve sentient being and humanity.” It is a passage from Bodhicaryavatara, the epic poem renowned as "The Way…
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Whatever We Can Do...

  "Whatever we can do to serve others, at any moment, in any situation, is the practice of bodhi, or awakening. Service awakens in us a natural generosity, not a calculated response that weighs the pros and cons and decides whether it's…
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A Bodhisattva Is Someone ...

"A bodhisattva is someone whose process of awakening comes about through the process of serving others yet knows that this world is dynamic and unresolvable. Resting in this paradox is bodhicitta or awakened mind." ~ Elizabeth Mattis…
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On Arya Tara & The 21 Taras

ON ARYA TARA & THE 21 TARAS The venerable Arya Tara is the wisdom form of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions. In the ultimate sense she has since primordial time attained the state of original wakefulness that…