On Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, 3:00 PM, at Rainbow Temple, True Buddha School Dharma King Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu will preside over a Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases Homa Ceremony, and discourse Lamdre. (Live Webcast Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLl20r-KQlapX_5fT-N3cOw)
【Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases Mudra :】
Form the Lotus-holding Mudra with the left hand while the right hand forms the Wish-fulfilling Mudra with the palm facing outward.
【Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases Seed Syllable :】
【Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases Mantra :】
''Om Tara Tuttara Tura Namo Hara Hera Hom Hara Soha.''
【Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases Dharmalaksana Brief Introduction】
The body of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases is red-yellow in color. Her right hand forms the Wish-fulfilling Mudra. Her left hand holds a lotus with a treasure vase on top. The vase is full of not-dying nectar which eradicates epidemics. Tara''s two eyes are like the sun and the moon, and emit brilliant light.
【Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu Dharma Talk - Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases Background and Key Cultivation Formula】
Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases is the 20th of the 21 Taras. She is the Tara who is able to save from contagious diseases. One who recites her mantra will eradicate epidemic diseases.
The merit of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases is to protect one from epidemics and eradicate all pestilence and contagious diseases.
Recite the Mantra of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases and dedicate the merit to swift eradication of epidemics and influenza.
Homage to Arya Tara whose eyes, the sun and moon,
Radiate pure and brilliant light
Uttering HARA twice and TUTTARA
Dispels extremely fearful plagues.
Note: On Feb. 25, 2020, at the True Buddha Foundation office in Seattle, HH Living Buddha Lian-sheng instructed that for protection from infection by contagious disease, one may recite the Mantra of the Tara Who Saves from Contagious Disease without forming the mudra or performing any visualization. One may also recite the praise verse.
March 15, 2020 Dharma King Lian-sheng debuted transmission of the Practice of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases.
Grind equal quantities of these six herbs into powder: Common Cnidium Fruit (蛇床子), Prepared Aconite (制附子), Radix Polygalae (遠志), Chinese Liquorice (甘草), Cortex Cinnamomi Bark (桂心), and Realgar (雄黃). (On March 17, 2020, compassionate Living Buddha Lian-sheng instructed: ''If Realgar (雄黃 Xiong Huang) is unavailable, one may use five herbs only.'') Distribute the herbs, in portions equal by weight, into small plastic packs for wearing on one’s body. This will protect one from the epidemic. For the epidemic prevention herb packs to be effective, one must also cultivate the Practice of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases. Place the six herb powder mixture in front of one’s altar. Then, perform the Practice of the Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases.
To cultivate the Practice of the Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases:
Sit in the seven-point Vairocana position.
Perform the seven preliminary steps such as Great Homage, Mandala Offering, Fourfold Refuge, Four Immeasurables Vows, Repentance, and the recitation of High King Sutra.
Main Practice: visualize a “great sun”, namely the Sun. In the center of the great sun is the syllable “ཏཱྃ༔” dang, which is the seed syllable of Green Tara and all the 21 Taras. The “dang” syllable has a circle on top representing the sun. An upwards facing semi-circle, representing the moon, is beneath the circle. A “5” is below the semi-circle, and a hook is below the 5. Visualize that the “ཏཱྃ༔” within the sun revolves and transforms into Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases.
Form the respective mudras: form the Wish-fulfilling Mudra with the right hand and the Lotus-holding Mudra with the left hand. Visualize a treasure vase above Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases opening up. Not-dying nectar in the treasure vase transforms into light which radiates into the six herbs on the altar. The not-dying nectar also flows into oneself. Visualize the deity entering into oneself and oneself entering into the deity. Practitioner becomes one with the deity (one enters the heart of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases and Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases enters one’s heart). One transforms into Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases. One enters samadhi and then exits samadhi.
One concludes the sadhana by dedicating the merit, exiting the shrine, and performing the Great Homage once again.
In this practice, after one actually perceives the not-dying nectar of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases entering into the six herbs, one may use the herb mixture to save others. The six herbs are yang in nature. The virus is yin. Yang overcomes yin. One may wear the herb packs on one’s body, and may also place them in the east, south, west, and north corners of one’s residence. In addition, one may place the herb packs in the east, south, west, and north corners of a community building to save the residents of the building. This method will save oneself and one’s family from becoming infected.
The medicinal herbs are yang in nature, and have no qualities of yin. They are therefore very strong. When worn on one’s body, they overcome. When herbs blessed by the brilliant light of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases are worn on the body, they prevent the toxic yin virus from entering one’s body. One may also help and save others by placing the herb packs in the four corners of one’s residence or in the four corners of a community building.
Attn: The herb packs are for wearing on one's body and forming protective boundaries only. Ingestion of the Tara epidemic prevention herb packs is strictly forbidden!! Never burn or intentionally inhale the herb packs. Practitioners should observe personal hygiene and maintain good health, seek medical treatment if showing COVID-19 symptoms, and comply with all measures intended to protect against the epidemic.
Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases Sadhana
March 15, 2020 Dharma King Lian-sheng Dharma Discourse - Debut Transmission of Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases
Q&A Concerning Mantra Recitation of the Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases
Q&A II Concerning Mantra Recitation of the Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases
Q&A III Concerning Mantra Recitation of the Tara Who Saves from Contagious Diseases
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