Tara is a 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 may more properly be understood as different aspects of the same quality, as bodhisattvas are often considered metaphors for Buddhist virtues.
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- Tara in Tantric Buddhism was born from the tears of Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, and personifies His compassion. She has many forms, including White Tara, and can be gentle or menacing depending on Her color–as Green or White Tara, She is compassionate and helpful; as Red, Yellow, or Blue Tara She is fierce and protective
- In Vajrayana Buddhism, Kurukulla is a goddess of enchantment, magnetism, and love. In the Tibetan language, she is known as Rigjema, or the Mistress of knowledge.Kurukulla is a dakini, an embodiment of the ultimate wisdom that removes ignorance and turns negative emotions into pure awareness. She is related to the four enlightened activities (Tib. le shi) of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and subjugating presented in the Buddhist Tantras. She is particularly closely associated with the magnetizing and attraction of favorable conditions.
- One of the well known female Buddhas in the Tibetan tradition is White Tara. She is the Buddha of Long Life and sometimes appears together with Amitayus and Ushnisha Vijaya. The three of them are known as the Long Life Trinity.
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White Tara is “mother of liberation”, and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. White Tara, also known for compassion, long life, healing, and serenity; also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra.
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One Buddhist Dakini originating from the country of Uddiyana is the goddess Kurukulla. The name Kurukulla is translated into Tibetan as Rigjyedma (rig-byed-ma), “she who is the cause knowledge.” She is associated with a king of Uddiyana named Indrabhuti.