Saturday, July 9, 2011

100,000 Green Tara mantras for Lama Zopa

On the evening of July 7th, 2011, I achieved my 100,000 target of Green Tara mantra. Since early May 2011, I have been accumulating it and have recited a total of 926 malas or 100,008 times to be exact the Green Tara mantra. I have also done 140 times the 21 Tara praises. I do all that and dedicating them to Kyabje Lama Zopa's good health. May he achieve his objective of manifesting the stroke so that he can stop manifesting it. I also dedicate them to Kyabje Khenrinpoche's good health and long life without cancer. May all Gurus around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, have good health and may their dharma activities be accomplished. May all my Gurus' health be excellent and their dharma activities spread. May all sentient beings be free from pain and suffering. May they be wise, avoid evil and purify their minds to achieve Buddhahood!

Having completed 100,000 of the general Green Tara mantra, I can now specialise in any of the individual 21 Tara mantras - I refer these to the "specialised mantras" for dealing with specific situations. I have in my previous blogs shared some of these specialised mantras such as the Tara mantra to deal with earthquakes and wind or water disasters. I was told by a friend that we need to complete at least 100,000 of the general Tara mantra before one can recite the specialised mantra. The specialised mantra works better once we have completed the general mantra - Om Tare Tutare Ture Svaha. It's just like you need to be able to be a General Practitioner ("GP") before being able to be a specialist doctor.

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