Subduer, Destroyer, Protecter

The Terrifying Tara

Almost to the point of no return, Tara the Black is the most wrathful and frightening. She is the aspect of Tara in which we need to meditate upon for more than one sitting. Her depth of symbolism and profound inner truths can really rock your world. Why would a Bodhisattva, who has chosen to forgo the riches of the universe in order to further others’ spiritual evolution? Out of compassion…but sometimes Mama has to give tough love, and it IS from a place of love. In black Tara is Jigje Chenmo, meaning “fierce, frightening great one”. Her blackness is not just the absence of color, being the abyss of nothingness…it is the blank canvas from which to build ourselves up. Only going to the very darkest corners of our spirits/minds do we expose fears…and eradicate them in the process of exposure.

Jigjema is not passive in the least bit. She holds the lotus of enlightenment with a sacred dagger in the middle, a black phurba. This tool is used to cut and separate negativity, blockages, or any hindrances from our spiritual potential. Where Rigjema, Red Tara, stomps out the attachments revealing the wisdom culminating beneath, this Black Tara annihilates them completely, especially such conditions as mental illness, self-created demons, delusions, and loss of memory.

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With courage, I call forth the power and presence of Jig.je.ma who is the most terrifying subduer of evils. I give you my body, heart, and soul. Pledging completely to the protection and furthering of the dharma, I request all negative emanations be removed from my life. Destroy them completely so I may be a most impactful vehicle of the Buddhas.

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WytchfawnSubduer, Destroyer, Protecter

Comments

  1. ninjanurse says:

    Z, I saw you speak once about the place of righteous anger in stopping a serial rapist. There is a time to say ‘no’. Knowing when is the time is the challenge. I will respectfully bow to this goddess, but not invite her into my world unless I am very clear about what I need to dismantle. Otherwise some furniture could get broken.

    1. Wytchfawn says:

      Yes, She is one to tread lightly with. We must be ready to do some REAL reflecting on ourselves, there’s no bullshitting Her.

    2. Wytchfawn says:

      And I think you may have me confused with someone else. 😉 Which flatters me…but it also means you are getting the truth of Tara.

  2. Jade Luna says:

    Amazing Again Fawn! I really enjoy your work