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Green Tara on Golden Lotus

The Goddess Tara is a female Buddha and a deity on which to meditate. She is considered to be the goddess of universal compassion, and of virtuous and enlightened activity.

 

Tara burns with a desire to save humanity from suffering.

 

Tara was the daughter of a king. Because of her spiritual attainments, the monks and nuns offered to pray that she be reborn as a man to spread Buddhist teachings. Tara replied that she wished to remain in female form to serve other beings until all have reached enlightenment.

 

She reported that there exists no male and no female, that nothing exists in reality, exposing the monk's mistake in appointing only male preachers in the Buddhist religion. For this Tara might be considered one of the earliest feminists.

 

Green Tara’s color symbolizes youthful vigor and activity. She holds a blue lotus in each hand, symbolizing purity and power.

 

Tara's mantra is "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Swaha" (pronounced: "Om Ta-Ray Too-Ta-Ray Too-Ray-So-Ha")

Translation: "I take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha, and in Tara!"

 

This is an original art doll by myself, Waxela (wa-shay-la) Sananda. I took inspiration from the many goddess images I have seen of Tara, and I love the image of a powerful, female Buddha.

 

Tara is made of polymer clay and mixed media and much love, care, and attention has gone into her creation. I worked on her for two months before I declared her complete. This sculpture is just over 7 inches tall, and the lotus flower is about 6 inches diameter.

She is for sale in my Etsy shop...

spiritmama.etsy.com

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Taken on January 1, 2004