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The Significance of the Añjali Mudra

Another significant component of the Lotus Greeting is the Añjali Mudra. This is expressed by bringing one’s palms together gracefully and coupling them together with all ten fingers pointing upwards to symbolically form the shape of a lotus bud. The palms and fingers are placed just below the chin and held close to the chest in a reverential pose as commonly practiced in many cultures and religions. This gracious humane attitude casts a universal spiritual halo over the Lotus Greeting.

The act of expressing Añjali as a way of respecting a fellow human being, at once, endears a consciousness of humility and camaraderie with fellow beings. Such a wholesome mindset, in turn, effuses friendliness, goodwill, and trust among people.


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