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White Tara Single Flag

Price $12.00

Quantity in Stock:7
Product Code: RHF-WT

White Tara Flag, unfinished edges.
White Tara, often referred to as the Mother of All Buddhas, represents the motherly aspect of compassion; brings the devotee long life and protects against all dangers. 13 inches by 18 inches. Hand printed in the USA on high grade 100% cotton, using non-toxic textile paints.

Tara's origin stories are many, but in one tale there is a young princess who lives on a planet of a different solar system, millions of years in our past.
Her name is Yeshe Dawa, which means "Moon of Primordial Awareness". For quite a number of aeons she makes offerings to the Buddha of that world system "Tonyo Drupa". She receives special instruction from him concerning bodhicitta the heart-mind of a bodhisattva. After doing this, some monks approach her and suggest that because of her level of attainment she should next pray to be reborn as a male to progress further. At this point she lets the monks know in no uncertain terms that from the point of view of Enlightenment it is only "weak minded worldlings" who see gender as a barrier to attaining enlightenment. She sadly notes there have been few who wish to work for the welfare of beings in a female form though. Therefore she resolves to always be reborn as a female bodhisattva, until samsara is no more. She then stays in a palace in a state of meditation for some ten million years, and the power of this practice releases tens of millions of beings from suffering. As a result of this Tonyo Drupa tells her she will henceforth manifest supreme bodhi as the Goddess Tara in many world systems to come.

Fortunately for us, our solar system is one of them!

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