WHITE TARA ( Tib: Drolkar )
Born from the tear of Avalokitesvara, the buddha of compassion, White Tara grants long life and freedom from illnesses. Her left outstretched hand gives the blessing and refuge to all those who show pure devotion to her. Her right hand in the gesture of supreme enlightenment holds the stem of the Utpala flower representing her knowledge of the three times – past, present and future. The open flower shows the past, the closed the future and the just-opening bud the present.
With devotion and doing her practice one’s life span can be extended, energies renewed and diseases and illnesses eliminated.
© Andy Weber 2006