Copper statue of Green Tara
Tara or Arya Tara (Jetsun Dolma in Tibetan), represents compassionate activity (Sanskrit: karuna) and knowledge of the emptiness of every phenomenon (prajñāpāramitā in Sanskrit); it is the feminine aspect of the Buddha. In this regard, the XNUMXth Dalai Lama said:
“There is a real feminist movement in Buddhism which is related to the deity Tārā. Pursuing his education at the bodhicitta, or the motivation of Bodhisattva, she looked at those who were striving to attain full awakening, and realized that too few were reaching Buddhahood as women. So she made a vow: “I as a woman have developed the bodhicitta. All my lifetimes along the way I make a vow to be reborn a woman and, in my last life when I attain Buddhahood, even then I will be a woman. " This is true feminism. "