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Mudra of Fearlessness

The Mudra of Fearlessness is a hand gesture often depicted in Buddhist art. It portrays the Buddha with his right hand raised, palm facing outward, while the left hand rests on his lap. This mudra represents fearlessness, protection, and the dispelling of fear and obstacles on the spiritual path. The raised hand signifies the Buddha’s ability to vanquish fear and offer comfort and reassurance to all sentient beings. The hand resting on the lap signifies the meditative state and inner tranquility that arise from the realization of fearlessness. By contemplating and understanding the Mudra of Fearlessness, one can cultivate the qualities of fearlessness and offer support and solace to oneself and others.

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