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Who is Red Tara?

by Eddy Hsu 11月 03, 2023

Who is Red Tara?

Red Tara (Om Tare Tam Svaha) is a prominent figure in Tibetan Buddhism.  She is one of the twenty-one Taras, a group of female deities who play significant roles in Buddhism.  She is a tantric deity associated with magnetizing activity, subjugation of negative forces, and the control of worldly deities.  Red Tara is also known by the name Kurukulla.

Red Tara is often depicted in a fierce form, representing the transformative power of wisdom and compassion.  Her red color symbolizes her ability to subdue negative forces and bring about positive change.

Taras are considered manifestations of the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas.  They are associated with longevity, protection from fear, and the development of compassion.  Red Tara specifically is associated with love and desire, and she is often invoked to bring about magnetizing energy in the context of love, relationships, and the fulfillment of desires.

Red Tara is also linked with the Pancha Raksha, a group of five female deities in Tibetan Buddhism who are believed to protect practitioners from various types of harm.  In her various forms and manifestations, she represents the compassionate yet powerful nature of enlightenment.



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