formed by these two is extremely rare. In my long experience of examining imprints and photos of hands of celebrities and
examination of hands in all walks of life, I never came across this mark, whose achievements have no parallel and stand alone with a splendour all their own,
In order to elucidate the sigificance of this rare sign, at the risk of repetition, the attention of the student is drawn to the chapter on the line of Heart where it has been clearly indicated that this type of line ascending towards the mount of Jupiter shows the highest form of love, of duty, conscientious and unselfish devotion to his country and high-souled principles of truth and non-violence. When associated with the line of renunciation, the practice of principles represented by the Heart line is elevated to the highest point and the lucky possessor of the sign rises to the greatest height of human greatness through
GANDHIJI'S LEFT HAND Diksha Rekha or line of renunciation.
Triangle formed by Diksha Rekha and forks of Heart ilne denot
ing a Yogi or God-man or avatar. This may also be taken to be
the sign of flag.
Mark of temple showing fame and uncommon good fortune.
The finger of Mercury well-set with the palm and standing away
from the rest of fingers. This is the sign of person who obtains
mastery over his environment and takes an original and independent line of action.
All the fingers set evenly on the palm.
The thumb is low set and long.
The zones of imagination and sub-conscious are very well-deve
8. The student should note that the first or Jupiter finger is not so
small as it appears here. It appears to have been bent when the
photo was taken.
renunciation. The association of the mark of triangle with the mounts of Jupiter and Saturn ennobles both, and the qualities represented by them become dignified. The mark of a triangle on the Saturn mount is the sign of a Yogi, i.e., a person having union with God. Its rare formation and appearance like a flag is the mark of a Buddha or Christ. The attention of the student is drawn to the hand next dealt with which has the mark of a triangle on this very mount.
Look at the breadth of the palm, which is greater under the Pngers than at the wrist. It indicates that the possessor would chalk out a new and original line of action. In the case of Gandhiji it was an attempt to apply to public affairs the great principle of "Ahinisa".
Look at the left hand and note the line of Head, straight and well traced. It is a fact that with all his idealism he was a realist of a very high order.
The thumb indicates self-confidence and abiding faith in his principles with God. Mr. Napolean Hill, in his book How to Sell Your Way Through Life, says, "Through his great capacity for faith, Gandhi has induced two hundred million people to co-ordinate their minds in a spirit of enduring harmony. That is an achievement the world has never before seen."
Marks and signs are not clearly traced, yet some can be noted. They are:
The line of renunciation or Diksha Rekha which re
sembles the one possessed by Swami Vivekandnd.
Mark of a triangle formed by the line of renunciation
and forks of the line of Heart, under the second finger. This is
the mark of a Yogi or God-man.
This mark can also be taken to be the sign of the
temple and this leads us to conclude that the possessor was an
incarnation of God or Avatar, who would be elevated to inter
On the mount of Venus look at another mark of the
temple. The above marks you can easily read on the right
hand. Now to the left hand on which may be seen the fol
The line of renunciation, as in the right hand. Triangle formed by the line of renunciation and the line or Heart and its forks.
Marks of a bow formed by the line of Life and a line
from Venus as shown in the figure. This is a mark of great good fortune, and indicates a long life. We need hardly doubt that Gandhiji could have been immensely wealthy, if the marks of a triangle under Saturn had not led him to the unusual path of spiritual endeavour and practice of Ahimsa for the amelioration of man.
There is another striking mark of a flag, formed by a line ascending from the Life line and Venus towards Jupiter and on to the base of the second finger and merging in the line of renunciation, as also a line coming from the side of that ,line and running towards the inside of the palm and farther on assuming the form of a Head line. This mark denotes magnificent qualities of head and heart possessed by the revered Mahatma which were used by him in the service of humanity. The flag according to the Hindu school of Palmistry, is the mark of universal fame.
If both the hands are clearly examined, one would easily find double lines of Life which gave him extraordinary vitality to fight the forces of evil and darkness