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An enchanting array of assorted jewels : commentary on Noble Tara's twenty-one praises, accounts of her enlightened activity and a collection of supplications /

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Title: An enchanting array of assorted jewels : commentary on Noble Tara's twenty-one praises, accounts of her enlightened activity and a collection of supplications /
Author: composed and compiled by Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche ; translated from the Tibetan by Eric Triebelhorn.
Edition: 1st ed.
Imprint: Darjeeling : Bokar Ngedon Choekhor Ling,
Physical Desc.: xxix, 401 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Year: 2011
Price: USD 45.30 (pbk.)
Subject Strings: Tārā (Goddess)
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The book offers a commentary on the renowned The Tantra of Praise, the Twenty-One Homages to the Noble Taras, recounting stories of the goddess Tara and her miraculous activity and compiling the praises to the beloved goddess. It also contains a collection of supplications to the goddess from Indian and Tibetan scholars of the past. Each verse is translated into English and explained, using each word of the praise in an expanded context to clearly elucidate its potentially ambiguous meaning. The commentary also offers synonyms for words that appear in the verses of the praise. The book is profuse with endnotes that clarify obscure terms and phrases.

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Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Introduction1
CHAPTER ONETara's Origins and Wondrous Qualities5
The History of Green Tara5
White Tara, the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel15
CHAPTER TWOThe Commentary on The Twenty-One Homages to the Noble Taras21
The Tradition of Suryagupta21
The Tradition of Lord Atisha118
CHAPTER THREEAspects of Tara's Enlightened Activity165
Stories of Tara Granting Protection from the Eight Great Perils165
Quotations Connecting the Eight Outer Perils and the Eight Inner Afflictions173
Lauding Noble Tara as the Supreme Means for Dispelling the Affictions176
Two Sets of Illustrations Depicting the Taras Who Protect from the Eight Perils181
Classical Stories of Tara Granting Protection from the Sixteen Perils202
Images of the Noble Taras Who Protect from the Sixteen Perils211
The Correlation Between the Outer Sixteen Perils and the Inner Afflictions234
CHAPTER FOURSupplications and Praises to the Noble Taras243
Praises and Supplications to Green Tara and the Twenty-One Taras243
Praises and Supplications to White Tara the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel335
Colophon375
Glossary379
Endnotes387
About the Author401
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