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The origin of White Tara is the same as mentioned earlier about Green Tara. She appeared out of tear drops of Avalo-kiteshvara when he saw that the beings in Samsara are still full of misery in spite of his efforts to liberate them. This form of Tara is described in the meditational texts as follows:

White Tara is seated in full Vajra posture and her left hand which is poised at the heart holds the stem of a lotus that opens into a blossom beside her left shoulder. White Tara right hand is in the Varada mudra symbolizing supreme generosity. She is seated upright on a moon disc. White Tara is wearing all sorts of precious ornaments and looks like a beautiful maiden of sixteen years of age. An Amitablia Buddha image sits upon the head as a crown.The practice of white Tara is basically performed in order to prolong life as well as for healing purposes. It is said that because Arya Tara is the collective manifestation of the enlightened activity of all Buddhas, her sadhana is easily accomplished. The recitation of her Mantra merely a hundred thousand times with the motivation of Bodhicitta will cause avertion of hindrances.

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