Tara Summoner of Beings
Arya-jagadvashi-Tara, Tara Summoner of Beings (‘Gro ba’i gugs pa’am phongs pa sel ba’i Sgrol ma)
Homage to her who can summon forth
The assembly of all earth’s protectors.
By the wrathful quake of the HUNG in her frown,
She completely liberates all destitute beings.
On a lotus and sun seat, from HA appears Black Tara, very fierce. Her right hand holds a hook that summons the eight planets, her left a hook that dispels misfortune. She is in the alidha posture. The lord of the type is Ratnasambhava.
Her specialty is to increase enjoyments and wealth and eliminate poverty. This can bring about success in business and improve health.
Here Tara is praised because she can activate the ten directional protectors, the “local protectors.” These protectors are inclined toward virtue and are leaders of other spirits. To activate them to do their various activities, she radiates light with hooks on the end of each beam. The hooks bring back the protectors, and she orders them to do beneficial work in the world. They naturally respond to her and listen to her instructions.
Iconography by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
21 Taras by Indian artist VV Sarpar.