The Mantra Promised by the Arya Mother Liberator Herself
for Dispelling Obstacles and Achieving Success
In Sanskrit: ārya tārā sva prati jñānā ma dhāranī
In Tibetan: phag ma dröl ma rang gi dam chä pa zhe ja wäi zung1
In English: The Mantra Promised by the Arya Mother Liberator Herself
I prostrate to the Arya Mother Liberator.
Then recite the mantra promised by Mother Liberator herself:
TADYATHA / OM TARE TARAYAI / HUNG HUNG HUNG / SAMAYA STHITE / BHARA BHARA / SARVA BHARANA* / BIBHU KITE / PADMANI PADMA / MAHA PADMA / ASANA STHITE / HASA HASA / TRAILOKYA BARADE / SARVA DEVA DANAPA / PUDZITE SMADAHI / BHAGAVATI TARE / SMARAHI / BHAGAVANTA / TATHAGATA SYA / BURATA / SAMAYAM / DHARA DHARA / MAHASATVA AVALOKITE / MANI* KANIKA / BITSI TRABHARANE* / OM BILOKAYA (insert the name of the person who needs success) BHAGAVATE / TARE / HRING HRING HRING PHAT SWAHA
Just by remembering this mantra all fears and dangers are dispelled, one will achieve all the realizations and have control over all sentient beings. By making extensive offerings to Arya Tara on the white dates (Tibetan lunar 8th and 15th), recite this mantra until you see Tara directly. Then whatever you wish for will be granted and all the sublime realizations will be granted. If this doesn’t happen, it means that I (Tara) have committed the five heavy negative karmas without break.2 In addition, you will also receive inconceivable benefits.
This came from the Tantra of the Sublime Vajra.
Now here “The Mantra Promised by Arya Mother Liberator Herself” is completed.
Colophon: Dictated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 30th May 1997 and checked with Ven Sarah Thresher, 13th June 2013, Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala. Mantra checked by Ven. Joan Nicell and Joona Repo, FPMT Education Services, June 2018.
* = bring voice up
Italics = bring down sound
1 ’phags ma sgrol ma rang gis dam bcas pa zhes bya ba’i gzungs [Return to text]
2 1) killing one's mother; 2) killing one's father; 3) killing an arhat; 4) maliciously drawing blood from a buddha; and 5) creating a schism in the Sangha. [Return to text]