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རབ་འབྱམས་ཞིང་གི་རྒྱལ་བའི་ཡུམ་གཅིག་མ། བརྒྱད་གཉིས་ལང་ཚོའི་དཔལ་མངའ་ཐུགས་རྗེའི་གཏེར།
The only mother of infinite land of all glorious Buddha, Possessing treasure of compassion and double eight youthful mien,

བཅོམ་ལྡན་འདས་མ་འགྲོ་བའི་སྐྱབས་དང་མགོན། ཨརྱ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཁྱེད་ལ་སྙིང་ནས་གུས།
Bhagawat, You are the lord and refuge to all living beings, Heartiest respect to you Noble Tara.

 

རང་ཉིད་རང་གི་མགོན་སྐྱབས་མ་ཤེས་པར། རྟག་ཏུ་བདེ་སྐྱིད་སྲུང་སྐྱོབས་གཞན་ལ་རེ།
Oblivious that the self protector and refuge is no other than oneself, Constantly seeking happiness and protection elsewhere,

མི་ཤེས་རྨོངས་པའི་འཛིན་སྟངས་འདི་འདྲ་ན། ད་དུང་འཁོར་བར་ཡུན་རིང་གནས་འདི་སྐྱོ།
Sustaining and grasping such confusion and ignorant views, Sad indeed to remain in this samsara still for further time.

བཀྲ་བའི་ཚོན་གྱིས་བྲིས་འདྲའི་ལྷ་བྱ་ཡིས། ཤིས་པའི་དགེ་ལེགས་འདོད་རྒུའི་དངོས་གྲུབ་འགུགས།
The divine avian of beauty with striking colours like a painting, Summons the accomplishment of every wellness and auspiciousness,

བདེ་སྐྱིད་ལྷ་ཡུལ་འགྲན་པའི་ལོ་གསར་པར། ལེགས་ཚོགས་དཔལ་ཡོན་ཀུན་ལ་འཆར་བར་སྨོན།
The new year that is filled with enchanting heavenly pleasures, I wish you shine with abundant wellness and glory.

ཆོས་ནོར་འདོད་རྒུའི་གཏེར་འཆང་རྨུག་འཛིན་དབང་། འགྲོ་བའི་དབུལ་བ་སེལ་བའི་ཡིད་བཞིན་ནོར།
Lord of Wealth who holds the treasure of dharma and riches, Wish Fulfilling Gem that eliminates poverty of sentient beings,

གང་ཞིག་འདུན་པ་བཟང་པོའི་མཚམས་སྦྱར་ནས། ཁྱོད་ཉིད་བརྟེན་པས་དོན་ཀུན་ལྷུན་གྱིས་འགྲུབ།།
Whoever engages the Sovereign with proper motivation and intention, Fulfills all wishes by relying on him.

སྙིང་རྗེས་དང་དུ་བླང་པའི་ཟང་ཟིང་སྦྱིན། གཞན་དོན་གཙོ་བོར་འཛིན་པའི་སྐྱབས་ཀྱི་སྦྱིན།
Generosity developed via giving materials with love and compassion, Generosity developed via giving protection is of great importance of others,

སྡུག་བསྔལ་དྲུང་ནས་འབྱིན་བྱེད་ཆོས་ཀྱི་སྦྱིན། འཁོར་གསུམ་ལས་འདས་སྦྱིན་པའི་ཕར་ཕྱིན་མཆོག
Generosity developed via giving dharma to cut the root of samsaric sufferings, And the supreme generosity of knowing the three seals (subject, object and action) of emptiness that becomes perfection of generosity (dana paramita).

གཞན་སེམས་དཀྲུགས་པར་བྱེད་པའི་ཆགས་སྡང་དང་། གཞན་མགོ་བསྐོར་བའི་ཚུལ་འཆོས་སྣ་ཚོགས་དང་།
Disturbing the minds of others with attachment and aversion, Fooling others with pretence of virtue,

གཞན་ནོར་བསླུ་བའི་ཁ་གསག་གཏམ་སྙན་རྣམས། གཞན་དོན་ཐར་པའི་བགེགས་ལས་མཐུན་རྐྱེན་མིན།
Getting wealth of others through flatteries, These are not favorable for liberation to benefit others but obstacles to oneself.

དགའ་བ་སྟོང་གི་འབྱུང་གནས་ས་གསུམ་མགོན། ཡུད་ཙམ་མཇལ་བས་དལ་འབྱོར་དོན་ཡོད་བྱེད།
The lord of three realms and the source of immeasurable joy, Become meaningful by the mere glimpse of you,

མཐའ་ཡས་འགྲོ་བའི་མར་གྱུར་ཀརྨ་པ། མི་ཤིགས་རྡོ་རྗེའི་ངོ་བོར་འཚོ་བཞེས་གསོལ།
Karmapa who is the mother of infinite sentient beings, May you remain like a indestructible vajra.

 

སྨྲ་བརྗོད་དབང་ཤེས་མཆོག་ལྡན་མི་ལུས་འདིས། ལོག་རྟོག་ལས་བསྐྱེད་ཕུངས་ཁྲོལ་འབྱུང་བ་མང་།
The human body possessing perfect senses with the ability to communicate, Also has the ability to create many misunderstandings and troubles ensue,

གླེན་ལྐུག་དུད་འགྲོ་སྨྲ་བརྗོད་ཀྱིས་ཕོངས་ཀྱང་། རང་རིག་ཕན་ཚུན་གོ་ནོར་ཆུང་ཞིང་མཐུན།
Yet animals lacking in proper human speech and understanding, Get along splendidly with their own communities with little conflicts.

Nepal Earthquake April 2015

nepal earthquakeThe powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal after 82 years was one of the hardest experiences in our generation. Reading news and seeing horrific footages from various media that thousands have died or are injured and numerous historical monuments and houses are completely destroyed is very heart breaking. Cries are heard everywhere. Many people lost their loved ones and many heritage sites of Nepal are damaged. This is indeed the hardest time for every Nepali and those who love Nepal and its people. Till now most of Nepalese dare not return to their homes but live in tents in open fields or their yards and gardens for fear of more quakes and after shocks. Days and nights they are enduring cold and rain. Food and water and hygiene may in time become an issue during such natural disasters, especially to the remote areas of Nepal. Thinking of all these scenes bring sadness and they remind me the impermanent nature of samsara. Many brave and compassionate Nepalese endured hardships during this time to help each other.

I came across an article that reported one person was buried in the Bhimsen tower for about 45 minutes. Miraculously he is still alive and shouted for help. The locals heard his pleas and rescued him. Once he is released from the debris, though he sustained injuries, he immediately joined the group to help rescuing others. He understood the urgency to help save others since he personally felt the anguish and fear of being trapped and buried alive.

This is just an example of one person's courage. Some shops are now selling water and food at half price as a form of their gesture to assist others during this difficult time. The pain of losing love ones and preserved historical monument is not easy to recover. Nevertheless, we can work together to reduce the impact of this calamity.

Every one of us can pray through our own faiths for Nepalese brothers and sisters who are suffering right now. Also, we can channel our resources to aide Nepal to help the nation, the people and for restoration projects of important temples and historical structures. Our small contribution can assist the lives of people and restore the beauty of Nepal.

Shangpa

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