Exalted Goddess, Mother Tara, you dwell within the mother, the unborn sphere of phenomena. Giver of ease to all sentient beings, please protect us from every peril.
Mother Goddess, please protect sentient beings who wander cyclic existence—my mothers whose minds have fallen under the sway of afflictions, and do not recognize that they themselves are dharmakaya.
Authentic Mother Goddess, please protect those in whose minds Dharma has not sincerely arisen—those who, following after mere expressions, have been deceived by base doctrines.
Mindful Mother Goddess, please protect those distracted by evil activities –those who, though having seen the natural mind, so difficult to comprehend, do not habituate it.
Goddess of Nondual Mind, please protect those who, no matter what they do, are bound by the mental imprints of dualistic grasping at the mind that is self-arisen nondual wisdom.
Omniscient Mother Goddess, please protect those who are ignorant of the meaning of knowable things—those who, though having dwelt in the true meaning, are not aware of the dependent relations of cause and effect.
Perfect Mother Buddha, please protect those beings—disciples who still do not see that all things, endowed with the attribute of unelaborated space, are inseparable therefrom.
When Lord Jigten Gonpo beheld a vision of the Seven Noble Taras in the Echung Cave, he supplicated them [with this prayer, which] is known as The Seven [Verses of Supplication to Tara for] Protection. It is renowned for its extremely great blessing.
Translated by Ari Kiev
Lord Atisha's Homage and Supplication to Tara
Om. Homage to she who protects from the eight perils! Homage to she who blazes with auspicious splendor! Homage to she who blocks the door to evil destinies! Homage to she who guides on the path to the higher realms! You have continually accompanied me. Pray protect me evermore with compassion!
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.
-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra
"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."
-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats