Tara Accomplishing Bliss

Arya-sukha-sadhani-Tara, Tara Accomplishing Bliss (Bde ba sgrub ba’i Sgrol ma), for binding thieves

Homage to the Swift One: When she stamps her foot,
Her seed in the form of the syllable HUNG
Shakes the three worlds
And Mount Meru, Mandara, and Vindya.

On a white lotus and sun, from SA appears Orange Tara. Her two hands holding the orb of the moon at her heart. She sits in the sativa posture. The lord of the type is Amoghasiddhi.

This is Tara Accomplisher of All Bliss. She is orange, and her specialty is to bind thieves and to eliminate the power of black magic mantras. This verse praises her fierce activity of shaking the three worlds — below, on, and above the earth. From the primordial sound hung appears ture, which means Tara, and her pounding feet make everything in the external world tremble. This indicates her power, the power of the Buddha’s enlightening activity. When the great mountains like Meru and so forth shake, the evil beings are scared. It’s similar to experiencing an earthquake. Our feeling of permanence is shaken, and we begin to think about impermanence and become more humble. In a similar way, Tara’s actions humble sentient beings.

By humbling evil beings and any evil thoughts in our own minds, Tara pacifies obstacles to the spread of the Dharma and the happiness of sentient beings.

Iconography by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
21 Taras by Indian artist VV Sarpar.

Sources: Khyentse Foundation.
“How To Free Your Mind” by Thubten Chodron.