CHINMAYA MUDRA - Gesture of Awareness. The Sanskrit word for chinmaya means “manifested consciousness”. the four folded fingers represent the finite aspects of the world around us. The closed fist shows that the phenomenal world seems to be severely limited. The thumb pointing forward indicates the consciousness and the transcendental aspect of existence that pervades everything. The material world is linked intimately with consciousness - this is indicated by the contact between index finger and the thumb.
Watercolor and ink, 12-in by 18-in.
50% of the sale of this painting will be donated to San Francisco Suicide Prevention.
This is #17 of a series of 100 mudras for this benefit.