Chapter 20 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Stay With Me

Chapter 20 <— click on the link to read. Thank you to Vi and all the anonymous donors.

Hand Seals

I hope that everyone is familiar with hand seals? You know how Xianxia illustrations often have cultivators in cool poses? Like this:

hand seal

Above is from the cover of Five Color Paragon (I Shall Seal the Heavens #4) by Er Gen (author) and Deathblade (translator). Look at his hand, he is forming a hand seal right there.

Also, hand seals were used a lot in the Naruto manga and anime. There was even a guide to hand seals in the first Naruto fan book. Check it out:

Cultivators use the hand seals to activate their skills. Think of it like a wizard waving his wand.

From what I understand, the hand seals are based on the concept of mudra which are symbolic or ritual gestures in Hinduism and Buddhism.

In fact, while it may seem like something esoteric, mudras are commonly used in real life. For example, here is a picture of Aishwarya Rai making an Añjali Mudrā/ namaste gesture.

Photo credit: Image by http://www.bollywoodhungama.com, CC BY 3.0, Link

I’m pretty sure she is just saying namaste and not, you know, using a powerful Qi technique.

1 thought on “Chapter 20 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Stay With Me”

  1. worldwide handsome Jin

    Omg Aishwarya rai XD

    . I have to say Namaste to this teacher of mine , now im totally gonna call it out like “Thousand winds Heavenly Blade” and stare her down ^▽^

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