Dhyani Mudra encompasses the resting of the right hand on top which symbolizes the state of enlightenment. The other hand, resting below, connotes the world of appearance. This gesture expresses overcoming the world of appearance through enlightenment, as well as the enlightened state of mind for which 'samsara' and 'nirvana' are component parts. In a special form of this mudra, the middle, ring, and little fingers of both hands lie on top one another and the thumbs and index finger of each hand, touching each other, form a circle. The constitution of the circle in this mudra symbolizes the world of appearance and the true nature of reality.
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