Tara, the "Mother of Liberation," appears in many different colors and aspects. White Tara represents purity, wisdom, and truth. She bestows longevity and serenity to those who call upon her. Born from the tears of the bodhisattva of compassion Avalokiteshvara, she has seven eyes—the usual two plus one on each hand, foot, and in the middle of her forehead—which allow her to see the world's suffering. Her white aspect also represents daylight: She labors all day long to relieve the suffering of the world.