Talk to the Hand

“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha

This buddharupa is so huge that I could’ve reached the core of the earth if it sneezed down on me. Really. It can even slap me to death (think mosquito). Anywho, I just found out that buddha statues/buddharupas have different hand gestures or “mudras” and the buddharupa’s hand gesture above is called “Abhaya” which is a gesture of reassurance, blessing and protection.

Interesting fact: The “rock on” sign that you do every time you’re watching a concert or if you think you’re cool and wanna look like it but really you’re not, is similar to the Buddha hand gesture called “Karana Mudra” which is a gesture to expel demons. Now you know what to do once you see your ______ ! Select the best answer: a) boss  b) ex-girlfriend/ex-boyfriend  c) in-laws d) president e) all of the above

Location: Isdaan The Halfway to the North Resto-Park, Gerona, Tarlac, Philippines (August 2009)

Camera: Canon Powershot

Food: Halo-Halo :@)


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