NAMO ARYA TARA YE/
Homage to Noble Tara!
OM JÉ TSUNMA PHAGMA DrOLMALA CHAGTSHEL LO/
Homage to Venerable Arya Tara.
CHAGTSHEL TARÉ NYURMA PAMO/
Homage to Tara, the fearless savioress,
TUTTARA YI JIGPA SELMA/
the swift one who with the letters 'TUTTARE' banishes fear,
TURÉ DONKUN JINPÉ DrOLMA/
who gives with the letters 'TURE' all that is required,
SOHA YIGÉ KHYÖELA DÜEDO/
I bow to her of the letters 'SOHA'.
CHAGTSHEL DrOLMA NYURMA PAMO/
Homage to Tara, the Swift One, the Heroine,
CHENNI KÉCHIG LOGDANG DrAMA/
whose eyes are like a flash of lightning,
JIGTEN SUMGON CHUKYÉ SHELGYI/
who arose from the opening of a lotus,
GÉSAR JÉWA LÉNI JUNGMA/
born from the tears of the Protector of the Three Worlds.
CHAGTSHEL TONKEI DAWA KUNTU/
Homage to you whose face is like
GANGWA GYANI TSEGPEI SHELMA/
a hundred full moons in autumn gathered into one
KARMA TONGTHrAG TSHOGPA NAMKYI/
blazing with light
RABTU CHEWEI ÖERAB BARMA/
of a thousand constellations.
CHAGTSHEL SERNGO CHHUNÉ KYÉKYI/
Homage to you who are bluish gold,
PADMÖE CHAGNI NAMPAR GYENMA/
whose hand is adorned with a lotus flower,
JINPA TSONDrUB KA THUB SHIWA/
who arose from the practice of generosity, moral discipline, patience,
ZÖEPA SAMTEN CHÖEYUL NYIMA/
effort, concentration and wisdom.
CHAGTSHEL DESHIN SHEGPEI TSUGTOR/
Homage to you who surmount the Tathagata's crown,
THAYÉ NAMPAR GYELWAR CHÖEMA/
whose victorious actions are limitless,
MALÜE PHAROL CHINPA THOBPEI/
who are greatly honored by the Sons of the Conquerors,
GYELWEI SÉ KYI SHINTU TENMA/
who have attained every perfection.
CHAGTSHEL TUTTARA HUNG YIGÉ/
Homage to you who with the letters 'TUTTARE' and 'HUNG'
DÖEDANG CHOGDANG NAMKHA GANGMA/
fill the realms of desire, direction and space;
JIGTEN DUNPO SHABKYI NENTÉ/
with the seven worlds beneath your feet,
LÜEPA MÉPAR GUGPAR NÜEMA/
you are able to draw all beings to bliss.
CHAGTSHEL GYAJIN ME LHA TSHANGPA/
Homage to you who are worshipped by Indra, Agni,
LUNGLHA NA TSHOG WANGCHUG CHÖEMA/
Brahma, Vahyu and the other mighty gods,
JUNGPO ROLANG DrIZA NAMDANG/
before whom the host of evil spirits, ghosts,
NÖEJIN TSHOGKYI DUNNÉ TÖEMA/
gandharvas and yakshas respectfully offer praise.
CHAGTSHEL TrAT CHÉJA DANG PHET KYI/
Homage to you who by saying 'TRAT' and 'PHET',
PHAROL THrULKHOR RABTU JOMMA/
completely destroy the obstructions of enemies.
YÉKUM YONKYANG SHABKYI NENTE/
You suppress with your right leg drawn in and left extended,
MEBAR THrUGPA SHINTU BARMA/
blazing with a fierce and raging fire.
CHAGTSHEL TURÉ JIGPA CHHENPÖE/
Homage to 'TURE', extremely fearsome one,
DÜE KYI PAWO NAMPAR JOMMA/
who completely destroys the host of Maras,
CHU KYÉ SHELNI THrO NYER DEN DZÉ/
with the wrathful expression on your lotus face,
DrAWO THAMCHÉ MALÜE SÖEMA/
you vanquish all foes without exception.
CHAGTSHEL KONCHOG SUMTSHON CHAGGYEI/
Homage to you whose fingers perfectly adorn your heart,
SORMÖE THUGKAR NAMPAR GYENMA/
with the mudra symbolizing the Three Precious jewels,
MALÜE CHOGKYI KHORLÖE GYENPEI/
adorned with a wheel of all directions,
RANGGI ÖE KYI TSHOGNAM THrUGMA/
whose radiant light outshines all.
CHAGTSHEL RABTU GAWA JIPEI/
Homage to you whose very joyful and shining
WU GYEN ÖE KYI THrENGWÉ PELMA/
crown ornament radiates a garland of light,
SHÉPA RABSHÉ TUTTARA YI/
with your mirthful laughter of 'TUTTARE'
DÜEDANG JIGTEN WANGDU DZÉMA/
you subdue the demons and worldly gods.
CHAGTSHEL SASHI KYONGWEI TSHOGNAM/
Homage to you who are able to summon
THAMCHÉ GUGPAR NÜEMA NYIMA/
all the directional guardians and their retinue;
THrO NYER YOWEI YIGÉ HUNG GI/
frowning and shaking with the letter 'HUNG',
PHONGPA THAMCHÉ NAMPAR DrOLMA/
you rescue all from their misfortune.
CHAGTSHEL DAWEI DUMBÜE WU GYEN/
Homage to you with a crescent moon adorning your crown,
GYENPA THAMCHÉ SHINTU BARMA/
and all your ornaments shining brightly,
RELPEI THrÖENA ÖE PAGMÉ LÉ/
with Amitabha in your top-knot
TAGPAR SHINTU ÖERAB DZÉMA/
eternally radiating light.
CHAGTSHEL KELPEI THAMEI MÉTAR/
Homage to you who dwell amidst a garland of flames
BARWEI THrENGWEI WÜENA NÉMA/
like the fire at the end of the aeon,
YÉ KYANG YONKUM KUNNÉ KORGEI/
with your right leg extended and left drawn in,
DrAYI PUNGNI NAMPAR JOMMA/
you destroy the hosts of obstructions.
CHAGTSHEL SASHII NGÖELA CHAGGI/
Homage to you who touch the ground with your palm,
THILGYI NUNCHING SHABKYI DUNGMA/
and stamp it with your foot;
THrO NYER CHEN DZÉ YIGÉ HUNGGI/
with a wrathful glance and the letter 'HUNG',
RIMPA DUNPO NAMNI GEMMA/
you subdue all seven levels.
CHAGTSHEL DÉMA GÉMA SHIMA/
Homage to you who are blissful, virtuous and peaceful,
NGA NGEN DÉSHI CHÖEYUL NYIMA/
within the realm of peaceful Nirvana;
SOHA OM DANG YANGDAG DENPÉ/
fully endowed with 'SOHA' and 'OM',
DIGPA CHENPO JOMPA NYIMA/
you completely destroy heavy evil actions.
CHAGTSHEL KUNNÉ KORRAB GAWEI/
Homage to you who with complete joy
DrAYI LÜENI RABTU GEMMA/
subdue the obscurations of those who delight in the Dharma Wheel,
YIGÉ CHUPEI NGAGNI KÖEPEI/
rescuing with the array of the ten-letter mantra
RIGPA HUNG LÉ DrOLMA NYIMA/
and the knowledge-letter 'HUNG'.
CHAGTSHEL TUREI SHABNI DABPÉ/
Homage to 'TURE', stamping your feet,
HUNGGI NAMPEI SABON NYIMA/
born from the seed in the aspect of 'HUNG',
RIRAB MENDAHRA DANG BIGJÉ/
who cause Mount Meru, Mandhara and Vindhya,
JIGTEN SUMNAM YOWA NYIMA/
and all the three worlds to shake.
CHAGTSHEL LHAYI TSHOYI NAMPEI/
Homage to you who hold in your hand
RIDAG TAGCHEN CHAGNA NAMMA/
a deer mark in the form of sea of gods;
TARA NYIJÖE PHET KYI YIGE/
saying 'TARA' twice and the letter 'PHET',
DUGNAM MALÜE PANI SELMA/
you completely dispel all poisons.
CHAGTSHEL LHAYI TSHOGNAM GYELPO/
Homage to you who are honored by the kings of the hosts of gods,
LHADANG MI AM CHIYI TENMA/
the gods and kinnaras;
KUNNÉ GO CHAG GAWEI JI KYI/
through your joyful and shining pervasive armor,
TSÖEDANG MILAM NGENPA SELMA/
all conflicts and bad dreams are dispelled.
CHAGTSHEL NYIMA DAWA GYÉPEI/
Homage to you whose two eyes, like the sun and the full moon,
CHENNYI POLA ÖERAB SELMA/
radiate a pure, clear light;
HARA NYIJÖE TUTTARA YI/
saying 'HARA' twice and 'TUTTARE',
SHINTU DrAGPOI RIMNÉ SELMA/
you dispel the most violent infectious diseases.
CHAGTSHEL DÉ NYI SUMNAM KÖEPÉ/
Homage to you who have the perfect power of
SHIWEI THUDANG YANGDAG DENMA/
pacifying through your blessing of the three thatness;
DONDANG ROLANG NÖEJIN TSHOGNAM/
subduer of the hosts of demons,
JOMPA TURÉ RABCHOG NYIMA/
O TURE, most excellent and supreme!
TSAWEI NGAGKYI TÖEPA DIDANG/
This concludes the praise of the Root Mantra
CHAGTSHEL WANI NYISHU TSACHIG/
and the Twenty-One Homages.