Tara is known as the “mother of liberation” and represents prosperity accumulated in your work and achievements. However, there are many forms of Tara such as our White Tara statue. Also known as “Sita Tara” she is associated with compassion, serenity, long life and healing. Additionally, White Tara is associated with the cintachakra which is the “wish fulfilling wheel”. Moreover, it is believed that she emanates with the glow of a thousand white moons.
White Tara Statue Features
Our White Tara statue is painted with radiant detail and precision. As a result, the statue glows with the beauty of her seven eyes. Additionally, the Nepali sculptor took great care to catch every last detail in her Bodhisattva crown, jewels and her robe.
White Tara has eyes on her forehead, hands and feet to take special care that all of her actions and thoughts are insightful and wise. Surely, she must have been watching over the sculptor in order to help him create such a beautiful world class sculpture.
White Tara Mantra
In Buddhism, bad health is thought to have its origins in defilements such as aversion, attachment and greed. Therefore, to be cured you must eliminate the defilements. A common method of White Tara practice is to recite the White Tara mantra. If so, she may recognize your dedication and inspire you to defeat the defilements and overcome illness. This White Tara mantra is: “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh Punya Jñana Pustim Kuru Svaha”.
The mantra encourages devotees to live an ethical life and practice meditation. As a result, it is very potent in helping to overcome and permanently extinguish the defilements. By reciting this mantra and fulfilling its meaning it may enhance happiness, well being and long life. Click here to learn more about the Tara Bodhisattva.
The Feminist Bodhisattva
Other notable features of Tara include her feminist sympathies. In fact, she has pledged to forgo enlightenment until she can reach the level of Buddha as a female. Even after she had accomplished the many steps on the bodhisattva path she still refused to be reincarnated as a male. This is because she feels there are too few female Buddhas and she is determined to change that.