Tara - Goddess, Mother, Buddha Essence of the Enlightened Feminine
To the Tibetans, She is their Mother, closer than their heartbeat. She is known as Tara, a Sanskrit word meaning Star. We hear the echoes of Her name in the Latin Terra, Mother Earth.
To the Tibetans, even higher than a god or goddess is a Buddha, a being who has gone beyond the rounds of birth and death. Such an enlightened one has attained the highest wisdom, compassion and capability. Tara is so highly thought of that she is said to be the Mother of all the Buddhas.
Buddhas integrate all aspects and possibilities. They are one with all that exists. They can manifest bodies of light and radiance and they can emanate bodies of form into the world in order to bring benefit to this world of challenges and confusion. Tara, Herself, is a Buddha.
In the system of mind-training practices offered by the great masters of Tibetan wisdom, Tara is an archetype of our own inner wisdom. This wisdom speaks of a transformation of consciousness, a journey to freedom. In the teachings of Tara there are simple and direct means for each person to discover within themselves the wisdom, compassion and glory that is Tara.
The Tibetan syllable "Tam" (pronounced "tahm") brings Tara into pure awareness. Her mantric sounds:
OM - All that exists
TARE - Great Mother
The organization offering this shirt is Tara Dhatu, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and uplifting humanity through the sacred arts.
This design was created and rendered by Zebrine Gray, creator of the Tara Wisdom Cards.
May the beauty of this sincere offering be of benefit to all.