Green Tara Statue
Green Tara statues hold different identities in Mahayana and also Vajrayana Buddhism. As a result, she is sometimes considered to be a female Bodhisattva and also a female Buddha depending on your perspective. The complexity of this deity seems to be derived from her identities as they are perceived in different countries. For example, she is known by many different names. Tara Bosatsu in Japan, sometimes as Duōluó Púsà in China and Jetsun Dölma in Tibet to site a few examples.
Tara is a generic term that is associated with the similar virtues of both Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Metaphorically speaking the Green Tara meaning is known as the “Buddha of enlightened activity”. As a result, she is known as the “Mother of Liberation”. She symbolizes having the courage to see things in new ways and move on to new things. Additionally, she is associated with compassion, healing and protection. Green Tara is the spiritual consort of Amoghasiddhi who is one of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas. Therefore, the owner of this Green Tara statue will be blessed in many ways. Other widely known forms of Tara include White Tara, Black Tara, Red Tara, Blue Tara and Yellow Tara.
The original Tara is believed to have originated as a teardrop that fell from the left eye of Avalokitesvara as he observed the suffering of sentient beings. As a result, she enticed Avalokitesvara to intercede in their pain and she would be his partner. It is believed that she was then reabsorbed into his left eye to be reborn at a later time as the Chinese Princess Wecheng. However, to this date it is still unclear to scholars whether the origins of Tara lie in Hindu or Buddhist theology. She is worshiped in both Buddhism and Shaktism (an early form of Hinduism).
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