Thursday, February 9, 2012

White Tara

This beautiful painting of White Tara is by my cousin, artist Oona Carter.

 Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Mama Ayuḥ Punya Jñānā Puṣtiṃ Kuru Svāhā (Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh.

I have taken the liberty of  including excerpts about White Tara from the Wikipedia link as below:

'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. Tara is actually the generic name for a set of Buddhas or bodhisattvas of similar aspect. These may more properly be understood as different aspects of the same quality, as bodhisattvas are often considered metaphoric for Buddhist virtues.

White Tārā, also known for compassion, long life, healing and serenity; also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra

As one of the three deities of long life, White Tara/Sarasvati is associated with longevity. White Tara counteracts illness and thereby helps to bring about a long life. She embodies the motivation that is compassion and is said to be as white and radiant as the moon.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_%28Buddhism%29

White Tara courtesy of & copyright of Oona Carter 201.  

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 A beautiful video and new  take on White Tara Mantra.  I like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK2tHqqb28Y

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