A Bodhisattva is a spiritual guide in the Buddhist tradition- similar to a saint or guardian spirit. Some souls are so giving that when they reach enlightenment, instead of moving on to Nirvana, they remain behind in order to help other souls along.
The hand signal shown is a Mudra- a hand signal meant to aid in clearing the mind. The Gyan Mudra is meant to be grounding and represents the root of your spirit and the feeling of home. I use it in this series as a dedication to the the strong guiding women of my family.
This painting is in memory of Eve, my cousin who lived in the moment with happiness and grace.
Art Copyrighted by Tara Bystran Sasiadek. Used with permission. -Papa Starykon