Goddess Tara - Mahavidya

Tara is one of the Devis of the Mahavidya worship

A cryptic Tara holding her customary lotus and scissors presses the body of Shiva under her foot. Sailing ships, attendants and perhaps Lord Rama surround her.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
There is in much of the world the belief that life is a burden, a feeling of penitence, that it is good to suffer, good for the soul. In fact, spiritual life is not that way at all.