Is Tara Buddhist Deity

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Norden wrote: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:23 pm Can anyone tell the sourceof the origin of Tara? I have done my homework and as long as I can tell Tara is Hindu goddess adopted to Buddhism. There are many Hindu goddess adopted to Buddhism not just Tara. I am not sure why, maybe it's believed the practice or the deity has similar quality to Buddhist practice. But Tara is belong to both Hinduism and Buddhism.
We already answered you. The source for Tara is India. Feel free to resolve the riddle about what came first by yourself. :smile:

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Norden wrote: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 am I don't know either her origins and also the practice of Tara, seems questionable to me, is this Buddhist practice? There are many stories going around.
We do puja in Tibetan Buddhist temples n centres. A rinpoche would lead the prayers. Buddhist enough?
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What is important is development of Bodhicitta from the given practice.
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All the Deities are expressions of unexcelled Bodhicitta in whatever form that takes.
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