Homage to the twenty-one Taras

OM je tsun ma pag ma drol ma la chag tsal lo

OM I prostrate to the noble transcendent liberator.

1. Chag tsal drol ma nyur ma pa mo

Homage to Tara swift and fearless

Chen mi kay chig lhog dang dra ma

With eyes like a flash of lightning

Jig ten sum gon chu kye shel gyi

Lotus-born in an ocean of tears

Ke sar je wa lay ni jung ma

Of Chenrezig, three worldÕs protector.

2. Chag tsal ton kay da wa kun tu

Homage to you whose face is like

Gang wa gya ni tseg pay shel ma

One hundred autumn moons gathered

Kar ma tong trag tsog pa nam kyi

And blazes with the dazzling light

Rab tu che way o rab bar ma

Of a thousand constellations.

3. Chag tsal ser ngo chu ne kye kyi

Homage to you born from a gold-blue lotus

Pay may chag ni nam par gyen ma

Hands adorned with lotus flowers

Jin pa tsun du ka tub shi wa

Essence of giving, effort, and ethics,

So pa sam ten cho yul nyi ma

Patience, concentration and wisdom.

4. Chag tsal de shin sheg pay tsug tor

Homage to you who crown all Buddhas

Ta yay nam par gyal wa cho ma

Whose action subdues without limit

Ma lu pa rol chin pa tob pay

Attained to every perfection

Gyel way say kyi shin tu ten ma

On you the bodhisattvas rely.

5. Chag tsal TU TA RA HUM yi ge

Homage to you whose TUTTARE and HUM

Do dang chog dang nam ka gang ma

Fill the realms of desire, form and space

Jig ten dun po shab kyi nen te

You crush seven worlds beneath your feet

Lu pa may par gug par nu ma

And have power to call all forces.

6. Chag tsal gya jin may lha tsang pa

Homage to you adored by Indra,

Lung lha na tsog wang chug cho ma

Agni, Brahma,Vayu and Ishvara

Jung po ro lang dri sa nam dang

Praised in song by hosts of spirits,

No jin tsog kyi dun ne to ma

Zombies, scent-eaters and yakshas.

7. Chag tsal TREY che cha dang PEY kyi

Homage to you whose TREY and PEY

Pa rol tul kor rab tu jom ma

Destroy external wheels of magic

Yay kum yon kyang shab kyi nen te

Right leg drawn in and left extended

May bar tug pa shin tu bar ma

You blaze within a raging fire.

8. Chag tsal TU RE jig pa chen po

Homage to you whose TURE destroys

Du kyi pa wo nam par jom ma

The great fears, the mighty demons

Chu kye shel ni tro nyer den dze

With a wrathful frown on your lotus face

Dra wo tam che ma lu so ma

You slay all foes without exception.

9. Chag tsal kon chog sum tson chag gye

Homage to you beautifully adorned

Sor mo tug kar nam par gyen ma

By the Three JewelÕs gesture at your heart

Ma lu chog kyi kor lo gyen pay

Your wheel shines in all directions

Rang gi o kyi tsog nam trug ma

With a whirling mass of light.

10. Chag tsal rab tu ga wa ji pay

Homage to you, radiant and joyful

U gyen o kyi treng wa pel ma

Whose crown emits a garland of light

Shay pa rab shay TU TA RA yi

You, by the laughter of TUTTARA

Du dang jig ten wang du dze ma

Conquer demons and lords of the world.

11. Chag tsal sa shi kyong way tsog nam

Homage to you with power to invoke

Tam che gug par nu ma nyi ma

The assembly of local protectors

Tro nyer yo way yi ge HUM ki

With your fierce frown and vibrating HUM

Pong pa tam che nam par drol ma

You bring freedom from all poverty.

12. Chag tsal da way dum bu u gyen

Homage to you with crescent moon crown

Gyen pa tam che shin tu bar ma

All your adornments dazzling bright

Rel pay tro na o pag may lay

From your hair-knot Amitabha

Tag par shin tu o rab dze ma

Shines eternal with great beams of light.

13. Chag tsal kel pay ta may may tar

Homage to you who dwells in a blazing wreath

Bar way treng way u na ne ma

Like the fire at the end of this age

Yay kang yon kum kun ne kor gay

Your right leg outstretched and the left drawn in

Dra yi pung ni nam par jom ma

Joy surrounds you who defeats hosts of foes.

14. Chag tsal sa shi ngo la chag gi

Homage to you whose foot stamps the earth

Til gyi nun ching zhab gyi dung ma

And whose palm strikes the ground by your side

Tro nyer chen dze yi gay HUM ki

With a wrathful glance and the letter HUM

Rim pa dun po nam ni gem ma

You subdue all in the seven stages.

15. Chag tsal de ma gay ma zhi ma

Homage to the blissful, virtuous, peaceful one

Nya ngen de zhi cho yul nyi ma

Object of practice, nirvanaÕs peace

SO HA OM dang yang dag den pay

Perfectly endowed with SOHA and OM

Dig pa chen po jom pa nyi ma

Overcoming all the great evils.

16. Chag tsal kun ne kor rab ga way

Homage to you with joyous retinue

Dra ye lu ni nam par gem ma

You subdue fully all enemiesÕ forms

Yi gay chu pay ngag ni ko pay

The ten-letter mantra adorns your heart

Rig pa HUM lay drol ma nyi ma

And your knowledge-HUM gives liberation.

17. Chag tsal TU RE zab ni dab pay

Homage to TURE with stamping feet

HUM gi nam pay sa bon nyi ma

Whose essence is the seed-letter HUM

Ri rab man da ra dang big je

You cause Merus, Mandara and Vindya

Jig ten sum nam yo wa nyi ma

And all three worlds to tremble and shake.

18. Chag tsal lha yi tso yi nam pay

Homage to you who holds in your hand

Ri dag tag chen chag na nam ma

A moon like a celestial lake

TA RA nyi jo PEY kyi yi gay

Saying Tara twice and the letter PEY

Dug nam ma lu pa ni sel ma

You dispel all poisons without exception.

19. Chag tsal lha yi tsog nam gyal po

Homage to you on whom the kings of gods

Lha dang mi am chi yi ten ma

The gods themselves and all spirits rely

Kun ne go cha ga way ji kyi

Your armour radiates joy to all

Tso dang mi lam nyen pa sel ma

You soothe conflicts and nightmares as well.

20. Chag tsal nyi ma da wa gye pay

Homage to you whose eyes, the sun and moon,

Chen nyi po la o rab sel ma

Radiate with pure brilliant light

HA RA nyi jo TU TA RA yi

Uttering HARA twice and TUTTARA

Shin tu dag po rim ne sel ma

Dispels extremely fearful plagues.

21. Chag tsel de nyi sum nam ko pay

Homage to you, adorned with three natures

Zi way tu dang yang dag den ma

Perfectly endowed with peaceful strength

Don dang ro lang no jin tsog nam

You destroy demons, zombies and yakshas

Jom pa TURE rab chog nyi ma

O TURE, most exalted and sublime!

Tsa way ngag kyi to pa di dang

Thus the root mantra is praised

Chag tsal wa ni nyi shu tsa chig

And twenty-one homages offered.
 

May All Beings be happy and have the causes of happiness!