Commonly used by the Gautama Buddha, the Karana Mudra symbolizes a removal of obstacles like sickness or negative thoughts. The hand gesture also appears on the cover of the Beatles Yellow Submarine album (1969) where John Lennon's cartoon is making the hand gesture above Paul McCartneys head. Is it a "Paul is dead" clue or an "I love You"? In the '70s it was known as the 'P-Funk sign' as a password to the Mothership, and let's not forget Ronnie James Dio!
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