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Green Tara

Green Tara is a female buddha of compassion closely linked to Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig). She is known as an enlightened being ready to take action to benefit sentient beings, which is why she has one leg raised - she is ready to stand and help. The color green represents the wind element - she moves quickly as the wind to help others.

She also has a counterpart, White Tara, whose seven eyes symbolize her vigilance and ability to see all suffering. White Tara acts to heal, protect and prolong life.