Holy Sita Tara sits atop a gently floating lotus and moon disc, tranquil, and radiant as the midday sky. Beneath her the soft form of a veiled mountain range beckons through a summery haze. Gleaming white and peacefully aglow; iridescent, like the orb that surrounds her, Sita Tara surveys all beings. In her unwavering compassion, she bears loving witness to whatever arises…as if her wisdom sees directly a blissful reality that can never be harmed by fleeting appearances of pleasure and pain, success and failure, stability and volatility.
The scene below is described in the following words...
At one time, while striving ceaselessly on the path in the guise of a Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara fell into a great sorrow. The sight of so many beings thinking and doing things that kept them locked in an endless cycle of pain and lower re-births, tore his heart asunder. Eventually, Avalokiteshvara became discouraged, and cried out in despair. “It would be better that my body broke into pieces and that I died,” he wept, “than that I should fail in the attempt to take all living beings beyond this suffering reality.” From his tears of compassion, two forms of Tara were born: a peaceful white one from the left eye, and a fiercer green one from the right…
March 3rd, 2014
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