Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Green Tara in Buddhism

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Tara means "star" in Nepali word or "she who ferries across," is a Bodhisattva of compassion who manifests in female form. In Tibetan languange, Tara is known as "Dölma". Tara is one of the the Female deity in Buddhist Pantheon, and probably the most popular goddess in the Buddhism religon. Regarding the practice of Tara, she is the  the twelfth bhumi enlightenment and she represents compassion in action, since she’s in the process of stepping from her lotus throne in order to help sentient beings. Tara is the manifestation of the compassion of all the Buddhas of the three times. She is also the goddess who carries out and accomplishes the enlightened activities of the Buddhas.

Green Tara is known for wealth. There are 21 Tara. 3 Tara are popular named Green Tara, White Tara and Red Tara. It is considered that she is the goddess of universal compassion who represents virtuous and enlightened activity. It is believed that Tara is born from tear of Bodhisatwa of Compassion, Avalokiteshwor. White Tara is born from the left and Green Tara from the right. Tara is believed to protect the living beings while they are crossing the Ocean of Existence and Suffering. The mantra of Green Tara is OM Tare Tutare Ture Swaha.


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