We adopted a 6 week-old cattle-dog cross from the RSPCA on Sunday!
I wanted to call her SHANTHI (Peace) but Mats was not too keen, so today I thought of TARA
Tara is the buddhist Bodhisattva of compassion and action Today, she is worshipped both in Buddhism and in Shaktism as one of the ten Mahavidyas. It may be true that goddesses entered Buddhism from Shaktism (i.e. the worship of local or folk goddesses prior to the more institutionalized Hinduism which had developed by the early medieval period (i.e. Middle Kingdoms of India) as Buddhism was originally a religion devoid of goddesses, and in fact deities, altogether.