segunda-feira, 27 de outubro de 2008

vitarka mudra

It is done by joining the tips of the thumb and the index together forming a circle, and keeping the other fingers straight. The right hand is close to the chest while the left hand is at the hips. Sometimes the left hand rests in the lap with the palm looking upward. Is the mudra of debate and explanation of dharma.

sexta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2008

dharmachakra mudra

In this mudra the thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the wheel of dharma, or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom. The other three raised fingers symbolize the teaching of the buddhist doctrine.

The three extended fingers of the right hand represent the three vehicles of the Buddha's teachings:

- the middle finger represents the 'hearers' of the teachings
- the ring finger represents the 'solitary realizers'
- the little finger represents the Mahayana or Great Vehicle.

The three extended fingers of the left hand symbolize the three jewels of buddhism: buddha, dharma and sangha.

The hands are held in front of the heart close to the chest, symbolizing that these teachings are straight from the buddha's heart.

This mudra symbolizes the occasion when he preached to his companions the first sermon after his enlightenment in the deer park at sarnath. This event is often referred to as the setting into motion of the wheel of the teaching of the dharma.

quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2008

quarta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2008

karana mudra

In the karana mudra the hand is stretched out, either horizontally or vertically, the palm turned forward, the thumb presses down the middle two fingers (like the horns of a yak against an enemy), while the index and little fingers extend straight upwards.
It is the mudra which expels demons and removes obstacles such as sickness or negative thoughts.

terça-feira, 21 de outubro de 2008

dhyana mudra

The hands rest on the lap. The right hand rests on the left with the fingers fully stretched and the palms facing upwards, forming a triangle - the spiritual fire or the Triratna (mystic fire that consumes all impurities), the three jewels. The right hand, resting on top, symbolizes the state of enlightenment; the other hand, resting below, the world of appearance.

This gesture expresses overcoming the world of appearance through enlightenment, as well as the enlightened state of mind for which samsara and nirvana are one. The nerve channel associated with the mind of enlightenment passes through the thumbs. Thus, joining of the two thumbs in this gesture is of auspicious significance for the future development of the mind of enlightenment.

It is the mudra of meditation, of concentration on the Dharma, and of the attainment of spiritual perfection. It indicates the perfect balance of thought, rest of the senses and tranquillity.

segunda-feira, 20 de outubro de 2008

mudras | मुद्रा

Mudra é um modo de comunicação e expressão não-verbal que consiste numa postura corporal ou gesto simbólico. É usado para evocar na mente ideias que simbolizam poderes divinos ou as próprias deidades. Estes gestos são a manifestação externa do poder e concentração espiritual mental.

A realização consciente de mudras permite-nos ficar mais conscientes da energia interior e de controlá-la.

Cada dedo da nossa mão apresenta a energia de um dos cinco elementos: vento, fogo, água, terra e ar/éter, sendo que o contacto uns com os outros simboliza a síntese destes elementos.

quinta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2008