Saturday, January 28, 2017

White Tara

White Tara has 7 eyes. In addition to her regular eyes, she also has one on each foot, hand, and the wisdom or third eye on her forehead. Her skin is lily white Her throne is made of a moon disc, surrounded by the lovely Lotus flowers.

White Tara is an aspect of Tara, a fully Enlightened Buddha. She helps us recover from or prevent illness and helps bring long, healthy life for you or someone you care about. (Buddha Weekly)

White Tara

Interestingly, the Goddess Tara not only looks similar to the Green Tara, but she also shares many of the same qualities of Tara. The Goddess Tara.

The short or root mantra for White Tara:

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha

Pronounced Aum Tah-ray Tew-tah-ray Tew-ray Svah-ha.
Svaha is sometimes pronounced Soha in Tibetan traditions.

I have been led to this information at a pivotal time in my life that I do not choose to share, but suffice it to say that awareness has had a profound impact. I have compiled this information to allow easy access for myself, as well as anyone else who is interested.
Bronze laughing Buddha

Here is an anonymous comment that I feel makes an important point. That point being that each of us has to find our own way. Just because one has been raised in a particular belief system, that does not mean that it is working for them, or has meaning for them. It is a personal responsibility that should not be taken lightly if one is to reach their full potential.

I have discovered Buddha actually has been recognized as a saint and I think he deserves it. Many Catholics are embracing meditation and learning about zen and Buddhism which is awesome. Just do research about Jesus and Buddha and you will see many similarities. I am positive both are in heaven/nirvana together. Buddhism has pulled me out of real bad depression and anxiety. I thank BUDDHA for his profound teachings. Namaste
Laughing Buddha
Laughing Buddha

This quote also raised a question:

Is Buddha a saint?

Yes. Read all about it.

Some of the information compiled into this short description of White Tara, is gathered from Buddha Weekly.

The opinions are all mine unless otherwise noted.

Listen to the White Tara Mantra


The following version of the White Tara is specifically for a Mother, as you will hear.

Om Tare Tuttare Ture [person’s name] Ayuh Punya Jnana Pushtim Kuru Svaha




If the above embedded video does not show, view it on YouTube using this link: White Tara Mantra


Buddhist terms

Mantra

A "Mantra" (/ˈmæntrə, ˈmɑːn-, ˈmʌn-/ (Sanskrit: मंत्र);) is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers. A mantra may or may not have syntactic structure or literal meaning. Wikipedia

Namaste

The Spiritual Significance of Namaste is that it recognizes the belief that the life force, the divinity, the Self or the God in me is the same in all. Acknowledging this oneness with the meeting of the palms, we honor the god in the person we meet. About.com

Samsara

Saṃsāra (Sanskrit, Pali; also samsara) in Buddhism is the beginning-less cycle of repeated birth, mundane existence and dying again. Samsara is considered to be dukkha, unsatisfactory and painful, perpetuated by desire and avidya (ignorance), and the resulting karma.
Saṃsāra (Buddhism) - Wikipedia


Namaste Meaning


On a personal note, I have always heard and believed that the word Namaste meant "the divine in me honors the divine in you." 

It is with that meaning in my mind and from my heart, that I now say

Namaste.