New Publication: In Praise of the Glorious Goddess Sarasvatī

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དཔལ་ལྷ་མོ་སྒྲ་དབྱངས་ལ་བསྟོད་པ།
In Praise of the Glorious Goddess Sarasvatī

In Praise of the Glorious Goddess Sarasvatī presents a series of lyrical verses in praise of the deity Sarasvatī, the patron goddess of spoken and written eloquence. With evocative imagery and inspiring language, the praise pays tribute to Sarasvatī’s unimpeded speech, memory, and knowledge, and to her physical majesty and compassionate nature. The praise includes petitions requesting Sarasvatī to grant the devotee a level of eloquence and learning equal to that of the goddess herself. In the tradition of the Great Vehicle, the praise aligns the attainments of eloquent speech, strong memory, and great learning with the intention to use them for the benefit of other beings.

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In Praise of the Glorious Goddess Sarasvatī

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