Buddha's Hands: Different mudras or hand gestures represent different spiritual qualities.
Reassurance: The raised hand can be a greeting or blessing. In this context it offers reassurance.
Enlightenment: At the very heart of Buddhism is the concept of enlightenment, the achievement of which breaks the cycle of death and rebirth and leads to nirvana.
Meditation: The hands are in a balanced and relaxed state and the palms are turned upwards, symbolising an openness to spiritual qualities.
Preaching: This mudra represents the turning of the wheel of the Dharma, the Buddhist teaching. The outward-turned right hand and inward-turned left hand are a reminder that the teaching should be put into operation both in the world and in one's heart.
Giving: The outward-turned open hand symbolises the quality of generosity, of being open handed to others.
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