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ThatMan 02-12-2019 05:42 PM

One hand pointing upwards, the other downwards
 
I noticed that Christ and the christian saints, Buddha, Krishna and even Satan ( and probably many other religious figures ) are depicted with one hand pointing upwards and one hand pointing downwards, so it appears.

I leave here some images:






What is the meaning of this? I've been always very reticent when it comes to the use of paintings to illustrate religious figures or heavenly beings, I simply reject them as being man made and of no use.

I leave this here because many christians ( at least in my country ) have some sort of affection of these paintings and they have no idea about what I am showing you here.

Let's discuss more about this.

sky123 02-12-2019 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ThatMan
I noticed that Christ and the christian saints, Buddha, Krishna and even Satan ( and probably many other religious figures ) are depicted with one hand pointing upwards and one hand pointing downwards, so it appears.

I leave here some images:






What is the meaning of this? I've been always very reticent when it comes to the use of paintings to illustrate religious figures or heavenly beings, I simply reject them as being man made and of no use.

I leave this here because many christians ( at least in my country ) have some sort of affection of these paintings and they have no idea about what I am showing you here.

Let's discuss more about this.




Mudras....

ThatMan 02-12-2019 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by sky123
Mudras....


How this even connects with christianity? I just did some research about what you have said.

No one has ever seen Christ, except those from His time, yet we have paintings of Him doing that gesture, same thing I can say about the other religious figures.

sky123 02-12-2019 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ThatMan
How this even connects with christianity? I just did some research about what you have said.

No one has ever seen Christ, except those from His time, yet we have paintings of Him doing that gesture, same thing I can say about the other religious figures.





https://www.bibhudevmisra.com/2017/1...stian-art.html

JosephineB 02-12-2019 06:08 PM

A common thread?

Aldous Huxley describes the dancing Shiva image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32oo0oyLUdE

ThatMan 02-12-2019 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by sky123


Interesting, so even the gesture you do with hands when you pray, you know, when you put your palms together, it's a mudra.This is something I had no idea about, thanks, very very interesting.

There's one more thing, one hand points to the heavens and the other to Earth...

To me this is very fascinating, it widens my view on all the religions of the world.

JosephineB 02-12-2019 06:16 PM

I vaguely remember reading about the hands together being something to do with slavery. Palms up is best imo.

ThatMan 02-12-2019 06:16 PM

Sky, what does the number 33 means to you based on your attained knowledge ?

sky123 02-12-2019 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ThatMan
Interesting, so even the gesture you do with hands when you pray, you know, when you put your palms together, it's a mudra.This is something I had no idea about, thanks, very very interesting.

There's one more thing, one hand points to the heavens and the other to Earth...

To me this is very fascinating, it widens my view on all the religions of the world.



At the end of a Mass the Priest will finish with a Benediction using a Mudra also making the sign of the cross is another Mudra...

sky123 02-12-2019 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ThatMan
Sky, what does the number 33 means to you based on your attained knowledge ?


Number 33 :biggrin:

Things like that mean nothing to me, sorry.


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