Translations:The White Goddess/4/en

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Tara is said to have been born from a lotus that grew in the water of a tear shed by Avalokitesvara, who, as the ancient text records, “saw that however many migrating beings he removed from samsara, they grew no fewer, and he wept.” Thus Tara is considered the counterpart of feminine Avalokitesvara or his divine consort, and like Kuan Yin, she is a bodhisattva of compassion. The relationship between Tara and Kuan Yin has been the subject of much speculation. Some say that Kuan Yin is Tara’s Chinese counterpart and others believe that the two are really one and the same being.