Tara is one of the most popular of the Tibetan deities, and her mantra, Om tara tuttare ture soha, one of the most commonly recited, used by practitioners and devotees as a veil of protection as they navigate life’s physical or emotional challenges.
She is the “Mother of all Buddhas.” and acts as an unconditional guide and protector whose purpose is to help all sentient beings find liberation from the wheel of suffering.
Tara means ‘savior’ or ‘savioress’ – She who saves. She who takes you beyond. And, she has 21 aspects, each with a different color, manifestation, different attributes, lending herself to different awareness – nourishing you in different ways.
Tara and the Hindu Goddess Kali are very similar. Both fierce protectresses. Both dark color originally. Both live in the cremation ground. Yeah! None of these devils of mind can approach when she’s around. She is the remover of fear, absolutely protecting Her devotees. Nourishing them. She is so terrible, nothing bad can approach or remain in her orbit. Revering the Tara frequency is a key to accelerated transformation of stagnant energies, renewal and liberation from suffering. True ‘activation’.
Legend has it that Tara was born from a Lotus flower that emerged from a tear shed by the compassionate bodhisattva Avalokiteshwara; Green Tara is known as the embodiment of compassion and when she materializes in the forest glade, we see her sitting atop a lotus, maybe pink, maybe blue. Or she may even be holding a lotus in one of her hands, too. If so, perhaps she might give it to you as a gift, as a boon, to remove obstacles from your way. If she doesn’t have one, perhaps you might give her one as an offering from your heart of innocence. Approach her resting upon her lotus throne.
Let her presence envelop you in peace.