Mother of Mercy – Green Tara Thangka is handpainted in black and gold color in Nepal.
Green Tara is the most famous female Buddha in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. She is also known as ‘Mother of all Buddhas’ and is regarded as the female manifestation of active compassion.
Green Tara is the embodiment of the activity of all Buddha. Green Tara represents the virtuous, enlightened, and miraculous activity of all Buddha.
Tara belongs to the Karma family of unobstructed compassionate activity. She is known as the Swift One, due to her immediate response to those who request her aid.
Furthermore, she is known as the great liberator, specializing in overcoming obstacles in whatever form they manifest in our lives. No deity in the Buddhist pantheon is more popular than Tara.
She is especially known for her power to overcome the most difficult situations, giving protection against dangers and all kinds of fear.
She offers us a hand to lift us up to a mountain of enlightenment qualities. She reaches out her hand in the gesture of granting protection, freeing one from fear, obstacles, and difficulties.
With her right foot stepping forward, she is alert, determined, and ready to actively help all who call upon her. Green Tara is known as the ‘Swift One’ or the ‘Swift Liberator’ due to her immediate response to those who request her aid.
Green Tara’s compassion for the welfare of all living beings is said to be even stronger than a mother’s love for her children. She is the one who helps us cross over the ocean of suffering and guides us upon the path of enlightenment.
The mantra of Green Tara
Green Tara is the most famous female Buddha in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has a very powerful mantra that goes like this:
“Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha”