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
Meditation is not an escape from the exterior world. We have to straighten ourselves out in the exterior world first before meditation and inner life can really be successful.
—Gurudeva