lodro-gyatso
lodro-gyatso:

"In the realm of unborn Dharmadhatu abides the Blessed Mother, the deity Tara. She bestows happiness on all sentient beings. I pray to You, protect us from all kinds of fears.
Not realizing oneself as Dharmakaya, the minds of sentient beings are possessed by negative emotions. These beings wandering in Samsara who are my mothers, Oh, Blessed Mother, please protect them.
Not having the deep undersranding of the Dharma teachings from within, and having followed the labeling of words on a conventional level, beings who are deceived by wrong philosophical views and dogmas, Oh, Perfect Mother, please protect them.
Difficult to realize is one’s own mind. Some realize it but do not practice perfectly. Those who are lost in unwholesome wordly activities, Oh Mother, embodiment of perfect mindfulness, please protect them.
The absolute reality of mind is the unborn, non-dual Buddha wisdom. Yet, because of habitual grasping to dualistic conception, one is bound by it, no matter what one does. Oh Blessed Mother of non-dual wisdom, please protect us.
Grasping to the conception of Emptiness, some think they understand the absolute reality, but they do not understand interdependence of cause and effect on a relative level. Those who are deluded to the reality of phenomena, Oh, Omniscient Mother, please protect them.
Like the nature of space which is beyond all conceptions, the reality of all conditioned phenomena is not different from that, but it has not been realized. Therefore, Oh Perfectly Enlightened Mother, please protect those disciples who are beginners on the path.”
-This supplication to Tara arose spontaneously within Lord Jigten Sumgon’s mind upon having a vision of Tara.

lodro-gyatso:

"In the realm of unborn Dharmadhatu abides the Blessed Mother, the deity Tara. She bestows happiness on all sentient beings. I pray to You, protect us from all kinds of fears.

Not realizing oneself as Dharmakaya, the minds of sentient beings are possessed by negative emotions. These beings wandering in Samsara who are my mothers, Oh, Blessed Mother, please protect them.

Not having the deep undersranding of the Dharma teachings from within, and having followed the labeling of words on a conventional level, beings who are deceived by wrong philosophical views and dogmas, Oh, Perfect Mother, please protect them.

Difficult to realize is one’s own mind. Some realize it but do not practice perfectly. Those who are lost in unwholesome wordly activities, Oh Mother, embodiment of perfect mindfulness, please protect them.

The absolute reality of mind is the unborn, non-dual Buddha wisdom. Yet, because of habitual grasping to dualistic conception, one is bound by it, no matter what one does. Oh Blessed Mother of non-dual wisdom, please protect us.

Grasping to the conception of Emptiness, some think they understand the absolute reality, but they do not understand interdependence of cause and effect on a relative level. Those who are deluded to the reality of phenomena, Oh, Omniscient Mother, please protect them.

Like the nature of space which is beyond all conceptions, the reality of all conditioned phenomena is not different from that, but it has not been realized. Therefore, Oh Perfectly Enlightened Mother, please protect those disciples who are beginners on the path.”

-This supplication to Tara arose spontaneously within Lord Jigten Sumgon’s mind upon having a vision of Tara.

journalofanobody
In the daylight we know
what’s gone is gone,
but at night it’s different.
Nothing gets finished,
not dying, not mourning;
the dead repeat themselves, like clumsy drunks
lurching sideways through the doors
we open them in sleep;
these slurred guests, never entirely welcome,
even those we have loved the most,
especially those we have loved the most,
returning from where we shoved them
away too quickly:
from the ground, from the water,
they clutch at us, they clutch at us,
we won’t let go.
Margaret Atwood, from “Two Dreams, 2” in Eating Fire: Selected Poetry, 1965-1995 (Virago, 1998)  (via apoetreflects)