Tara is the most important female deity of the Buddhist pantheon. She is the mother goddess of compassion. Tara was born of a single tear of compassion
shed by Avaloketishwara on seeing the sufferings of humanity. Tara is
thought to have insisted that she remain in female form whilst
functioning as a Bodhisatva, assisting all sentient being in overcoming
difficulties on their road to enlightenment.
Tibetan Buddhism numbers 21 Taras, often featuring seven all-seeing eyes of compassion.
Tara is believed to protect human beings while they are crossing the
ocean of existence. Her right hand is in the blessing posture: boon
giving position and left hand: is in teaching gesture/ holding a lotus.
There are many different types of Tara. There is
Red Tara, which is supposed to bring harmony, Black Tara which gives
power, Blue Tara which is good for controlling anger, and the Yellow
Tara which is associated with wealth and prosperity. Of course there are many more, but these are the most well known.
is associated with the Air Element. She embodies female wisdom as the
"Swift Saviour" due to her readiness to protect us from negative forces
and help us avoid negative karma. SHE IS THE OVERCOMER OF OBSTACLES.
Worship of Green Tara is thought to bring quick thinking, spontaneity and wisdom in our actions, generosity, magical perfection and fearlessness.
Her short mantra is:
"OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SVAHA"
Her regular icon shows her sitting on a lotus but with her right foot
extended in readiness for speedy action. Her right hand is extended
downwards in the position which grants accomplishment. Her left hand is
shown with the thumb and the ring finger touching - the gesture for
granting protection and freedom from fear. She has lotus flowers
blooming at her shoulders.
promotes growth, solves practical problems and protects our everyday
world. Black and red Trans are fiercer guises. But even in her wrathful
aspect, Tara's role is to dispel the fear of death and foster the evolution of compassion. You can evoke quite strength of Buddhism by placing any of the green Tara Icons or photos. You can also carry a small photo of Green Tara, to overcome obstacles.
It is best to carry the Tara Card in your purse for personal safety and good luck.
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