Everything You Need To KNow About Vitarka Mudra (Buddha Teaching Hand Position)

Vitarka Mudra Meaning

Vitarka means “Discussion” in Sanskirt. Vitarka Mudra, then is the “Gesture of Discussion.” The  mudra is performed by placing the index finger and thumb together at the tips while holding the remaining fingers straight.

Vitarka-Mudra--meaning

 

Vitarka Mudra Benefits

There are many variants of the Vitarka Mudra in Mahayana Buddhism.

The Vitarka Mudra promotes the energy of teaching and of discussion and helps to prevent us from entering argumentative states of mind.

When using the Vitarka Mudra you will feel a calming energy that is useful for reducing internal conflict. This energy opens our mind to intellectual conversation and evokes a feeling of silent wisdom.

The Vitarka Mudra is commonly seen in images and statues of the Buddha.

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