Introduction / Using ARAS: The Symbolism of the Cross

[aras-image:7Am.007,,9,,,The Dhyanabuddha]
  In going through the material I was struck by the number of Christian crosses which soar, the aspiration for the higher, heavenly life, and the contrast presented by the settles figures of the Dhyanabuddha. The crossed legs and spread knees of the traditional meditation posture form the base of an inverted Tau cross, and the erect spine and head and asnisa, the sign of wisdom at the top of the head, provide the vertical axis, implying a downward movement to this plane of existence for its transformation
(7Am.007,) (see Fig. 1).