White Tara is often referred to as the Mother of all the Buddhas. She represents the motherly aspect of compassion. Her white colour indicates purity, but also indicates that she is Truth, complete and undifferentiated.
Her incomparable beauty have inspired her worshippers to address her thus:
"Radiant as the eternal snows in all their glory, homage to the Youthful One with full breasts, One face and two arms, who is filled with great bliss"
White Tara is an emanation of Goddess Tara who is connected with longevity. She is also the special goddess who helps her devotees overcome obstacles, particularly impediments to the practice of religion. The other important manifestation of Goddess Tara is the Green Tara (see below).
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