Akask Mudra

Around 1990, with a friend, I went to visit Brittany (Bretagne) in France, to look at some famous megalithic structures. I was especially interested I the legendary, enchanted forest of Broceliande. There are some powerful Arthurian legends associated with this forest. I was especially interested in the Lost Valley, a rather steep valley, with a small lake, and a long winding path. When I was walking down the path, resonating with the energy of the place, I entered into another state of consciousness, and while walking, my arms crossed in front of my chest with each middle finger touching the thumb. I walked quite a distance like that, allowing it to happen.


I did not know it at that time, but that gesture is actually a mudra. The tip of the middle finger touching the tip of the thumb is called the Akash Mudra or Shuni Mudra.


The Hindu tradition says that the Akash Mudra helps to center ones energies. It nourishes any part of your body that is lacking. This mudra helps remove the resistance in one’s work or in one’s health. This Mudra activates Jupiter (associated with the middle finger) inside you and brings abundance in your life. It will expand your horizon and get wider views of life and you will become a good judge of the life’s events. The teacher in you will be activated too. Person who is mean minded and selfish will become broad-minded and selfless. This generates blue energy and thus activates throat Chakra.

In Tibetan Buddhism, Adi Buddhi is shown with this mudra and crossing the arms in font of his chest, just like what happened to me. Adi Buddha, or Vajradhara , is the ultimate primordial Buddha, or Adi Buddha, according to the Gelug and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In the evolution of Indian Buddhism, Vajradhara gradually displaced Samantabhadra, who remains the ‘Primordial Buddha’ in the Nyingma, or “Ancient School.” However, the two are metaphysically equivalent. Achieving the ‘state of vajradhara’ is synonymous with complete realization. In Tantric and more esoteric doctrines, he stands for clear mind, the void and ultimate emptiness, which are characteristics of our true divine nature.

Vajradhara embodies the 'state of vajradhara' or complete realization 



detail of the statue of Vajradhara


detail of the statue of Vajradhara


About Cosmick Traveler

I am a life long spiritual seeker, exploring the mysteries of man, life, and the universe. I had many mystical experiences during my life. There is nothing spectacular about them. These experiences are often unexpected, and lie outside what we have been told is possible. They served to learn about the Greater Reality, that part of reality that is not talked about in school, government or corporation. Nevertheless it is very real, and a part of being human on this planet. I have studied many different doctrines and teachings, both esoteric and scientific. I have learned to see the common essence in all these disciplines, and the many connections between them. I have found that many people have spiritual, mystical or just unusual experiences they never talk about because of the many taboos this society has about certain subjects. However when they encounter someone they see they can trust they open up. It is time now for people to talk openly, and not to fear ridicule. I see it as my task to write about all these subjects and experiences that can enrich a person's life. Exchanging ideas, opinions, beliefs and experiences will bring us together and we will realize that we are not different from each other. It does not matter where you live on the earth, or what your cultural background is. If we pay attention to our humanness, then we can create a better world for all of us.
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