This mudra series incorporates a lot of me 8. Vitarka Mudra – Teaching.
In Sanskrit, mudra= seal or mark of identity. In this mudra, the thumb and index fingers touch, creating a circle that symbolizes an uninterrupted flow of wisdom. The Vitarka mudra is the Buddhist symbol for intellectual debate. It is done by joining the tips of the thumb and the index together, and keeping the other fingers straight very much like the Vitarka mudrā, Tarim Basin, 9th century The Vitarka mudrā “mudra of discussion” is the gesture of discussion and transmission of Buddhist teaching. It is formed by joining the tips of the thumb and index finger together to form a circle, keeping the other three fingers pointing straight up. Vitarka Mudra or Teaching Mudra. Vitarka Mudra is one such example, where the practice is most common among the Buddhists. The vitarka (teaching or discussion) mudra is used with Buddhist iconography to symbolize the transmission of the dharma, or the truth teachings of the Buddha. These Buddha Mudras can be used in meditation to evoke that particular state of mind in which Buddha became enlightened and preached the knowledge to his disciples. It is performed by joining the tips of the thumb and the index fingers together while keeping the other fingers straight, which is just like to Abhaya Mudra and varada mudra but in this Mudra the thumbs touching the index fingers. 7. A Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand, displays the vitarka mudra. The thumb and index finger form a circle. Rigmarole / flickr.com, Creative Commons License. As a result, the Vitarka mudra is depicted close to the Buddha’s heart. Additionally, the palm of the right hand is facing outwards with the index finger touching the thumb forming a circle. The tip of the index finger and thumb touch while the other fingers are outstretched, the palm faces outward. Vitarka Mudra. The Buddha’s hand held close to his heart with thumb and forefinger tips touching symbolizes the transmission of the knowledge he has gained after attaining enlightenment. With the gesture (see right hand) of preaching. Abhaya Mudra This mudra evokes the energy of intellect, reasoning and discussion of Buddhist teachings The Buddha Eyes signify the all seeing ways of Buddha. It signifies the discussion and transmission of the teachings of the Buddha. Buddha, wearing the attributes of Royalty, in the Khmer style of the Lopburi period. Vitarka Mudrā. Vitarka Mudra – Hand Gesture of Teaching Vitarka mudra is a common gesture among the Buddha statues from Dvāravatī ages in Thailand. Another story tells of how the Buddha was able to stop an elephant from charging by simply lifting up the right hand. The mudra is commonly associated with the radiantly white Vairochana Buddha. The Vitarka Mudra (the Mudra of Teaching or Discussion) is a common mudra representing the discussion and transmission of Buddhist teachings. Also called "The Gesture of Debate" or "discussion" mudra, Vitarka mudra can be seen in both the sitting and standing Buddha statues. Mudras are typically expressed with the hands and fingers and sometimes with the whole body. This is the gesture of the Amoghasiddhi Buddha in the Vajrayana school. 1. Vitarka Mudra: This is often translated as the gesture of argument, but might better be thought of as the gesture of discourse or discussion. From shop EbbersHoutsnijwerk. The Vitarka Mudra can be made while in sitting or standing position. Indian Vitarka Mudra buddha / hand carved nativity figures / wood carving ideas EbbersHoutsnijwerk. This mudra is also sometimes, substituted for Dharmachakra Mudra. In the vitarka mudra the right hand is held at chest level, fingers pointing up and palm outward. Indeed, this is similar to the Dharmachakra mudra. This is a form of nonverbal communication that refers to symbolic gestures inspiring the feeling of spirituality.