SLR – See Love Remember

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

© See Love Remember, 2012

One would give generously if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand

 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe –

Bhumisparsha Mudra – touching the Earth, or Earth witness, hand gesture – is signified by holding the left hand in meditation, while the right is resting on the knee with all fingers touching the Earth.

It is a symbol for the coming together of wisdom (left hand) and method (right hand).

This is the hand gesture Siddhartha Gautama is said to have held when he reached enlightenment and became Buddha.

According to Buddhism, the existence of all things is interdependent.

So is it not better to give?

Who knows what you may receive in return…

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This entry was published on May 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM. It’s filed under Architecture, Still Life, Street Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

  1. I love this, such a unique shot.

  2. thanks for:
    “Bhumisparsha Mudra”
    = touching the Earth hand gesture
    – is signified by holding the left hand in meditation,
    while the right is resting on the knee
    with all fingers touching the Earth.

  3. What a lovely take on this week’s challenge!

  4. A very nice presentation of photo and commentary. I enoyed the read. Here’s my Hands: http://wp.me/p1TywS-sG
    ~Anne

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