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Abhaya-vacana

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(Skt., ‘fearlessness’ + ‘words’).

The capacity in Hinduism to speak without mortal or bodily fear, when one has achieved spiritual insight.

Abhaya-vacana

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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...-vacana (Skt., ‘fearlessness’ + ‘words’). The capacity in Hinduism to speak without mortal or bodily fear, when one has achieved spiritual...

Abhaya-vacana

Abhaya-vacana  

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Religion
(Skt., ‘fearlessness’ + ‘words’).The capacity in Hinduism to speak without mortal or bodily fear, when one has achieved spiritual insight.
Mudra

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
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Religion
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148 words

...worship ( pūjā ) are an outward and visible sign of spiritual reality which they bring into being. Thus mudras frequently appear in Hindu sculpture (as they do in Jain and Buddhist), especially dhyāna (meditation, hands linked in front of body with palms upward), abhaya, cf. abhaya-vacana (fear-repelling, hand lifted, palm outward), and varada (hand held out, palm upward, bestowing bounty). The añjali mudra is the best-known to the outsider, since it is the ‘palms together’, at the level of the chest, greeting in India. As a mudra, it expresses the...

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