Green Tara Mantra

I really need this right now. Spiritually it has been a difficult time for me as a Buddhist. I live my life as a pagan, a witch in all my daily dealings but my religion – my true spirit belong to Buddhism and is embodied by the Goddess Green Tara.

I need her more than ever right now. I need her guidance.

I say her mantra 108 times and it does not seem to be enough for  I need to be saying it 108 times by 10,000 times.

Here is a beautiful rendition of the mantra set to music and sung by Chinese artist Su Ching-yen.

In Tibetan “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha”
In Sanskrit “Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā”

Tibetan culture, and some others, green is considered to include all the other colors.

The practice of Green Tara helps to overcome fear and anxiety, but devotees also believe that she can grant wishes, eliminate suffering of all kinds and bring happiness.

When called upon, she instantaneously saves us from eight specific calamities. The First Dalai Lama lists the 8, and interprets them as representative of corresponding defects, flaws, or obscurations:

  1.  lions and pride
  2. wild elephants and delusions
  3. forest fires and hatred
  4.  snakes and envy
  5. robbers and fanatical views
  6.  prisons and avarice
  7. floods and lust
  8. demons and doubt

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

OM represents Tara’s sacred body, speech and mind.

TARE means liberating from all discontent.

TUTTARE means liberating from the eight fears, the external dangers, but mainly from the internal dangers, the delusions.

TURE means liberating from duality; it shows the true cessation of confusion.

SOHA means “may the meaning of the mantra take root in my mind.”

According to Tibetan Buddhism’s beliefs, this mantra can not only eliminate diseases, troubles, disasters and karma, but will also bring believers blessings, longer life and even the wisdom to transcend one’s circle of reincarnation.

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