… is a form of the Tibetan goddess Tārā, a female bodhisattva of compassion born from the tears of Avalokitesvara as he looked down on the sorrows of the world. Her name comes from Sanskrit and means literally: carrying across, a saviour, protector. White Tārā is associated with long life. She is known as the Mother of Mercy and Compassion. She is the source, the female aspect of the universe, which gives birth to warmth, compassion and relief from bad karma as experienced by ordinary beings in cyclic existence. She engenders, nourishes, smiles at the vitality of creation, and has sympathy for all beings as a mother does for her children. Her mantra is often chanted with a particular person in mind. She is pictured as being endowed with seven eyes at the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and her forehead to symbolize the watchfulness of the compassionate mind. Her right hand is in the mudra of giving, and her left hand the mudra of fearlessness through going for refuge to the three jewels.
Original image source: White Tara by Lilyas