Sunday, April 21, 2013

RaTa +++ TaRa in Mahayana Buddhism


Tara (Drolma) in Tibetan Buddhism, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha. She is known as the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements.

Tara is
a tantric meditation deity whose practice is used by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness.

The most widely known forms of Tārā are:
• Green Tārā, 
known as the Buddha of enlightened activity
• White Tārā, also known for compassion, long life, healing and serenity; also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra
 • Black Tārā, associated with power
• Red Tārā, of fierce aspect associated with magnetizing all good things
• Yellow Tārā, 
associated with wealth and prosperity
• Blue Tārā, 
associated with transmutation of anger

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