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སྒྲོལ་མ། | Glossary of Terms

    སྒྲོལ་མ།

    sgrol ma

    Tārā

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Publications: 12
Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā

Female bodhisattva of compassion; the chief goddess of the activity family, personifying the true nature of the element wind; one of the five goddesses personifying the five “hooks of gnosis.”

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā
Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā

The Buddhist goddess of compassion.

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Thomas Doctor
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā

Lit. “the Saviouress.”

Translation by Stefan Mang · Peter Woods
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • tārā

A deity (lit. “Deliverer”) known for giving protection. She is variously presented in Buddhist literature as a great bodhisattva or a fully awakened buddha.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā

Female bodhisattva of compassion; also one of the vidyārājñīs dwelling with Śākyamuni in the realm of the Pure Abode.

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā
Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • ཏཱ་ར།
  • sgrol ma
  • tA ra
  • Tārā

The Buddhist goddess of compassion.

Translation by Stefan Mang · Lowell Cook
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā

A goddess whose name can be translated as “Savior.” She is known for giving protection and is variously presented in Buddhist literature as a great bodhisattva or a fully awakened buddha.

Translation by Stefan Mang
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā

A goddess whose name can be translated as “Savior.” She is known for giving protection and is variously presented in Buddhist literature as a great bodhisattva or a fully awakened buddha.

Translation by Stefan Mang
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā

A goddess whose name can be translated as “Savior.” She is known for giving protection and is variously presented in Buddhist literature as a great bodhisattva or a fully awakened buddha.

Translation by Stefan Mang · Peter Woods
  • Tārā
  • སྒྲོལ་མ།
  • sgrol ma
  • Tārā

A goddess (lit. “Savior”) known for giving protection. She is variously presented in Buddhist literature as a great bodhisattva or a fully awakened buddha.