The Amitābha photographed here in Mia’s Sit Gallery captures a spiritual gesture of hands known as mudra: wisdom (symbolized by a raised hand) is obtainable by the everyone, high or low, whereas the outstretched hand shows that his/her compassion is aimed towards at the lowest beings, who cannot so easily save themselves. Such high and low symbolism herein seemed to me to be echoed by the IDS Tower and other skyline architecture at a distance in contrast to the ground-level Morrison Park shown closer, all too often home to the homeless.
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J. Kevin Byrne
Mia's Mudra, Digital Photograph
Amida, the Buddha of Infinite Light, 12th century — Artist: Unknown Japanese — Wood with lacquer and gold
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