Tara, a név

A teljes nevem: Tamás Krisztina. A Tara nevet "ajándékba kaptam".

Egy időben elgondolkodtam azon, hogy ha választanék magamnak táncosnevet, mi is lenne az. Szerettem volna valami rövid, mégis rám jellemző nevet találni. Játszottam a szavakkal és egyszercsak a Tara szót mondtam ki. Akkoriban még fogalmam sem volt róla, hogy ez egy létező név, sőt jelentése is van. Azt gondoltam, ez egész jól hangzik. Majd ezután nem használtam és meg is feledkeztem róla.
Pár hónappal később egy gyönyörű festményt találtam a neten, amihez a festő hosszasan adta meg az információkat, amik őt megihlették. (Jonathon Earl Bowser)

Ott ezt találtam (kivonatosan):
"There is a figure in Tibetian Buddhism known as Tara from the Sanskrit root. Which means to cross or traverse, and also to liberate. She is a divine apparition of gentle loveliness who will deliver us from the shackles of our fears and desires, from the illusion that is our thoughts and perceptions of the world."

Létezik egy alak a tibeti buddhizmusban, aki Taraként ismert.
A név szankszkrit jelentése: Csillag. 
Jelentése: áthalad, keresztez, felszabadít, megszabadít. Isteni megjelenése a gyengédségnek, szeretetreméltóságnak, kedvességnek, aki megszabadít bennünket félelmeink és vágyaink bilincséből, az illúzióinktól amik a gondolataink és a világszemléletünk.

Amikor mindezt elolvastam, "betranszoltam". Vagyis hirtelen, robbanásszerűen megváltozott tudatállapotba kerültem és átéltem egy pillanat alatt az olvasottak Valóságát és az énemhez való kapcsolódását. Abban a pillanatban tudtam, hogy a Tara név nekem szól és azért, hogy használjam, éljek vele. Azóta minden táncos fórumon Taraként vagyok jelen, de sokan a barátaim közül, már Taraként ismertek meg.

Később azt a történetet is hallottam, miszerint Tara, Siva isten párja. Siva rombol, és ezáltal teremti újra és újra a világot. Tara pedig azért van a földön, hogy a rombolások és változások közepette jobbá és szebbé, elviselhetőbbé tegye az emberek életét.



További infó Taráról, mint Istennőről (egyenlőre angolul):

Goddess of Compassion - One Who Saves

Diamonds are Her Sacred Stone.

She vowed to incarnate only as a female.

Tara is the Feminine Goddess Archetype in Hindu Mythology. She is the same soul as other main goddesses found in all Creational Myths.

Tara governs the Underworld, the Earth and the Heavens, birth, death and regeneration, love and war, the seasons, all that lives and grows, the Moon cycles - Luna - feminine - creation.

Typically Tara is seen as a slender and beautiful woman of white complexion, long golden hair and blue eyes.

Her animals are the sow, mare, owl and raven.

She is the most popular figure in the Tibetan pantheon of deities, the beautiful goddess Tara, (pronounced tah' rah) whose name in means 'Star' - originated in Indian Hinduism as the Mother Creator, and her many representations spread from Ireland to Indonesia under many different names.

In later Hindu scriptures, she is depicted as one of the eight major aspects of the Divine Feminine Principle, a loving manifestation in contrast to the fiercesome Kali. Like a star that perpetually consumes its own energy, Tara represents the never-ending desires that fuel all life.

Adopted by Buddhism from Hinduism by the 3rd century B.C. , Tara appears in Buddhism, Jainism, and particularly, Tibetan Lamaism, as a complex array of manifestations: goddess of ascetism and mysticism, mother creator, protectress of all humans as they cross the sea of life.

Green Tara is Her Nature-related aspect. As Mahatara, Great Tara, she is the supreme creatrix and mother of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. As Green Tara, she is the consort of the Dhyani Buddha Amogasiddhi, and is incarnated in all good women.

As White Tara, she rose from a lotus blooming in the lake that formed from the first tear of compassion of great bodhisattva Avalokiteswara (whose human incarnation is the Dalai Lama), and is considered his consort.

It is important to remember that in Buddhism, the male energy is potential only - latent and inactive.

It is the female energy that activates this potential into movement and creativity. Hence, Tara is the energizer of Avalokiteswara, the bodhisattva of compassion.

Offered incarnation as a male, Tara refused, choosing to be ever incarnated as a female. Tara is called upon in times of need to provide protection, and to help steer a clear path through the dangers of ego and attachment.

Sculptural evidence discovered in prehistoric caves of 30,000 years ago finds the worship of Tara to be ancient.

Her right hand is in the gesture of vara mudra and her left hand is in the gesture of vitarka mudra. The marked contrast of the slender waist against heavy breasts and hips is the ideal of feminine beauty. The goddess, dignified and graceful in this manifestation, represents the chastity and virtue and the embodiment of love, compassion, and mercy.

The vibrations of the name Tara can is found in other cultures.

In Latin we find Terra, Mother Earth.

Druids called their mother goddess Tara.

An ancient saga of Finland said to be 5 million years old speaks of Tar, Women of Wisdom.

An ancient tribe of indigenous peoples in the South American jungles call to their goddess, Tarahumara.

The Cheyenne people tell of a Star Woman who fell from the heavens to the Earth. Out of her body all essential food grew. She sent her people to mate with the more primitive inhabitants of Earth, thereby giving them the capacity for wisdom.

Tara is known to the Tibetans as The Faithful One, The Fierce Protectress. In the system of mind training practices offered by the great masters of Tibetan wisdom, Tara is an archetype of our own inner wisdom. They speak of a transformation of consciousness, a journey to freedom. They teach many simple and direct means for each person to discover within themselves the wisdom, compassion and glory that is Tara.

Tara - Tibetan Sgrol-ma, Buddhist saviour-goddess with numerous forms, widely popular in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia.

She is the feminine counterpart of the bodhisattva - Buddha-to-be - Avalokitesvara.

According to popular belief, she came into existence from a tear of Avalokitesvara, which fell to the ground and formed a lake.

Out of its waters rose up a lotus, which, on opening, revealed the goddess. Like Avalokitesvara, she is a compassionate, succouring deity who helps men. She is the protectress of navigation and earthly travel, as well as of spiritual travel along the path to Enlightenment.

In Tibet she is believed to be incarnate in every pious woman, and the two wives - a Chinese princess and a Nepali princess - of the first Buddhist king of Tibet, Srong-brtsan-sgam-po, were identified with the two major forms of Tara. The White Tara (Sanskrit: Sitatara; Tibetan: Sgrol-dkar) was incarnated as the Chinese princess.

She symbolizes purity and is often represented standing at the right hand of her consort, Avalokitesvara, or seated with legs crossed, holding a full-blown lotus. She is generally shown with a third eye.

Tara is sometimes shown with eyes on the soles of her feet and the palms of her hands. Then she is called Tara of the Seven Eyes, a form of the goddess popular in Mongoli).

The Green Tara (Sanskrit: Syamatara; Tibetan: Sgrol-ljang) was believed to be incarnated as the Nepali princess.

She is considered by some to be the original Tara and is the female consort or sexual partner of Avalokitesvara.

She is generally shown seated on a lotus throne with right leg hanging down, wearing the ornaments of a bodhisattva and holding the closed blue lotus (utpala).

The white and green Taras, with their contrasting symbols of the full-blown and closed lotus, are said to symbolize between them the unending compassion of the deity who labors both day and night to relieve suffering.

Under the influence of Tibetan Lamaism the different forms of Tara multiplied to a traditional 108.

Tibetan temple banners frequently show 21 different Taras, colored white, red, and yellow, grouped around a central green Tara.

The figure of the 'self-born' Buddha, Amitabha, is often shown in her headdress, as she, like Avalokitesvara, is considered to be an emanation of Amitabha.

In her ferocious, blue form, invoked to destroy enemies, she is known as Ugra-Tara, or Ekajata; as a red goddess of love, Kurukulla; and as a protectress against snake bite, Janguli.

The yellow Bhrkuti is an angry Tara, with frowning brows.