Within the Yungdrung Bön religious tradition, the powerful wealth deities act to protect and increase the success, wealth, merit, health, and positive circumstances of Yungdrung Bön practitioners. Kubera, also known as Blue Dzambhala or Dzam Ngön, is one of these wealth deities. Along with propitiation and mantra recitation, Kubera is offered sang, smoke purification and offering, in the morning, and torma in the evening.
“In the midst of a mound of many kinds of wish-fulfilling jewels, and seated upon a magically emanated turquoise-colored horse, is the miraculously born Kubera. His body is a brilliant, dark-blue color. He wears a helmet of crystal upon his head, and a coat of armor upon his body. In his right hand, he lifts a golden sword that rains down precious things, and clears away obstacles for Bön practitioners. In his left hand, he holds a mongoose. From the mouth of the mongoose, precious jewels overflow and come forth. Without exception, he clears away the suffering and misery of poverty for all sentient beings. Above his right and left shoulders, two iron hawks soar and circle overhead. Two tigers leap in front of him, and behind, two lions run. His inner retinue consists of one hundred-thousand deities who resemble him, and his outer retinue consists of millions of deities who surround him.”
~From A Storehouse of Treasure, the Main Practice of Blue Dzambhala
According to the Yungdrung Bön religious calendar, the lunar dates each month that are specified for Kubera propitiation and practice are: 4, 8, 11, 13, 15,17, 27, and 30.
Tibetan translation by Raven Cypress Wood ©2015 All Rights Reserved