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Who is Green Tara?

by Eddy Hsu กันยายน 16, 2023

Who is Green Tara?

Green Tara (Om Tare Tuttare Ture 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 known for her compassion, protective qualities, and her ability to help practitioners overcome obstacles and achieve enlightenment.

Green Tara is typically depicted as a young and radiant green-skinned goddess seated in a relaxed posture with her right leg extended, ready to step down and assist those in need.  Her left hand is often in the gesture of granting wishes, while her right hand is in a gesture of protection.

She is associated with various forms of protection, including protection from physical dangers, obstacles on the path to enlightenment, and fears and anxieties.  Green Tara is also seen as a compassionate guide who can help individuals navigate the challenges of life and attain spiritual realization.  Many Buddhists recite prayers or mantras dedicated to Green Tara as part of their spiritual practice to seek her assistance and blessings.

The color green in her name symbolizes her association with activity and transformation, as well as the lushness and fertility of the natural world.  Green Tara is highly venerated in Tibetan Buddhism and is considered a source of strength and inspiration for practitioners on their spiritual journey.

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