Bhoomisparsha Mudra
Oil based Latex paint, stucco on Canvas (48"x60") 2011. Dallas, TX.

Bhumisparsh Mudra represents the moment of Siddhartha's enlightenment. Just before his enlightenment, Siddhartha was attacked by the daemon Mara and his army of monsters as he sat under the Bodhi tree. Siddhartha didn’t move and then Mara claimed the enlightenment for himself asserting that his spiritual accomplishments were greater than Siddhartha’s. Mara’s monsters yelled in unison to bear witness to Mara’s claim to enlightenment. Then Siddhartha touched the earth to make her the witness of his enlightenment. The earth roared back declaring that she bore witness to Siddhartha’s enlightenment. Mara disappeared and with the morning star rising in the sky, the enlightened Siddhartha became a Buddha.

Bhoomisparsh Mudra

Bhoomisparsh Buddha and the Enlightenment in Gallery 4N5 in San Francisco.

            Mudra in SFO 4N5 Gallery