I am Buddhist and a devotee of Tara Buddha (particulary in her green manifestation). However, at the moment I am having something of a crisis of faith, and have been reading that these deities don’t exist.
So, the question I ask is: do such deities really exist or not? Can any fellow Buddhists (particularly those of the Mahayana tradition) help me? I know some were said to be human beings who achieved Buddhahood, but how come one particular deity is known as someone else i another country, and looks completely different as well?! Help!
ps: No sarcastic commments please.
Om Tare Tutare Ture Svaha
Deities of Buddhism?