The name Tara means bright star. It also means queen diamond and goddess of the sea. Tara came from the tear of the great bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara. The ocean is made of those tears. That is how powerful compassion is. That is how powerful Tara is. She lives within you as the most pure ocean water. She lives in every tear that falls from your eyes. Everything returns to her. She can contain even the greatest pain and with her very own heart purify that pain into a crystal clear ocean star. This is where the rainbow comes from. This is peace after the storm of Tara. She is the savioress who will save the world. She will first save our world- starting from the inside. The inner space of us- with all the cries and echoes is where we retrieve the pearl at the bottom of the sea. This pearl is our soul. Touching our soul at the bottom of Tara’s ocean brings light to the tears and from that light compassion is born. In this way- we become Tara with Tara, by Tara.
We cannot leave here alone, they all must come. The world, this world must be made bright again by the virtue of her grace- and our surrender that is fueled by constant acts of courage. There is the sacred starlight. There is the hidden bridge. There are the treacherous waves. There is the absolute darkness.
And then there is Tara who comes as the Bright Star to guide us when we open our eyes to our truest heart’s love.
Om Mani Padme Hum is like a boat.
Om Tara Tutare Ture Swaha is like the oars.
Yoga is the hidden bridge and yoga is mysterious and magical. It is when we touch the other and do not feel the other to be separate from ourselves.
Please listen to the English version of her ancient prayer of invocation. This is not about Buddhism or any religion- it is about our origin and our destiny.