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Who is White Tara?

by Eddy Hsu 10월 16, 2023

Who is White Tara?

White Tara (Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayur Punye Jnana Pustim Kuru Svaha) is 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 considered a manifestation of the compassion of all the Buddhas and is often regarded as the embodiment of the motherly aspect of universal compassion. White Tara is commonly associated with longevity, healing, and serenity.

Her name, "Tara," means "star" in Sanskrit, and she is sometimes referred to as the "Mother of all Buddhas."  White Tara is often depicted as a white-skinned, peaceful deity adorned with various symbolic elements, such as the lotus flower, symbolizing purity, and the "three jewels" of Buddhism — the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

Devotees often turn to White Tara for protection from fear and danger, as well as for assistance in overcoming life's obstacles and challenges. She is believed to have the power to alleviate suffering and to grant health, longevity, and spiritual well-being to those who call upon her. White Tara is also associated with the practice of meditation and is seen as a source of guidance and wisdom on the path to enlightenment.



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