A PRAYER TO “TĀRĀ THE SEVEN PROTECTORS” — BY LORD JIGTEN GONPO
Once, when Lord Jigten Gonpo was staying at Echung Cave in Drikung, after having attained Enlightenment, he had a vision of the Seven Taras.
At that time, he made the above supplication prayer through the seven verses.
This prayer has manifold blessings and it is widely used supplication prayer for the seven protections
Not having the deep understanding of the Dharma from within
And having followed the labelling of words on a conventional level
Beings who are deceived by wrong philosophical views and dogmas
Oh Perfect Mother, please protect us!
Difficult to realize is one’s own mind
Some realize it but do not practice perfectly afterwards
Those who are lost in unwholesome worldly activities
Oh Blessed Mother, Embodiment of Perfect Mindfulness, please protect us!
The Absolute Reality of the Mind is the Inborn Non-Dual Buddha-wisdom
Yet because of habitual grasping at dualistic conceptions
One is bound by it no matter what one does
Oh Perfect Mother of Non-Dual Wisdom, please protect us!
Grasping at the conception of Emptiness some think they understand Absolute Reality
But they do not understand the interdependence of Cause and Effect of Phenomenal Reality
These beings are deluded with regards to the Reality of Phenomena
Oh Omniscient Mother, please protect us!
Like the nature of space which is beyond all conceptions
The Reality of all conditioned phenomena is no different from that
But it has not been realized, therefore
Oh Perfectly Enlightened Mother, please protect us beginners on the Path!