Monday, April 23, 2018

Roses

painted on A3 size water colour paper



“Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, 
"one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

Hans Christian Andersen

Landscape

Painting on A3 watercolour paper



The mind is everything. It is in the mind alone that one feels pure and impure.

P. 136 The Gospel of Holy Mother

Absolute control of nature, and nothing short of it, must be the goal. We must be the masters,
and not the slaves of nature.

Complete Works of Swami VivekanandaVol. I p. 140

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Landscape

Made on A1 size handmade paper..


आदित्यस्य गतागतैरहरहस्संक्षीयते जीवितं
व्यापारैर्बहुकार्यभारगुरुभि: कालोऽपि न ज्ञायते।
दृष्ट्वा जन्मजराविपत्तिमरणं त्रासश्च नोत्पद्यते
पीत्वा मोहमयीं प्रमादमदिरां उन्मत्तभूतं जगत् ॥

Aadityasya gataagatairaharahah samksheeyate jeevitam
Vyaapaarairbahukaaryabhaaragurubhih kaalo’pi na jnaayate
Drishtwaa janma jaraavipattimaranam traasashcha notpadyate
Peetwaa mohamayeem pramaadamadiraam unmattabhootam jagat

Every day, as the Sun rises and sets, there is erosion in life, each day bringing one nearer to death.  Because of the burden of worldly activities in which human beings are immersed, they are unaware of the inexorable efflux of time. In spite of seeing, before one’s eyes, birth, old age, disease and death, there is no sense of fear.  The whole world, because of its indifference and carelessness about these facts of life, has lost its senses intoxicated by the delusion  (that every thing would be fine). 

Vairagya satakam


Thursday, April 19, 2018

The dancing tree

Size- A3 water colour paper 

To Maharishi Ramana there came a seeker who said, “I desire to live in solitude where I can find what I want, with ease, so that I may devote all my time to meditation. Is such a desire good or bad?”

The Maharishi answered, “What does it matter where and how you are placed? The essential point is that the mind must always remain in it’s source. There is nothing external which is not also internal. The mind is all, if the mind is active even the solitude becomes like a market place. There is no use closing your eyes. Close your mental eye and all will be right.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Landscape

Painting on A3 watercolour paper
Fable of Kidas!
There is a fable of a learned man who was recognised for his intelligence and appointed minister to the king. One hot summer day he was out in the forest and became very thirsty. He saw a dilapidated hut and a well nearby. A little girl was drawing out water from it. He said, "I am thirsty. Give me some water, little girl."

She said - I will give it to you, but I don't know you, so first you must introduce yourself.

Kidas - I am a very great person. You are a child so you don't know me. If the elders in your house were to see me, they would recognise me.

Girl- No, no! There are only two great personalities in the world and I know them well. You are not one of them. Do you know who they are?

Kidas - I am scorched by the heat and I don't know who they are. I only know that I am thirsty. Please give me some water or I will faint.

Girl- See! How can you be great if you are going to faint just out of such a trivial thing as thirst? The only great ones are Food and Water. Without them, see what has happened to you! Now tell me who you are?

Kidas - Okay, so I am an eternal traveller. Now, can I have some water?

Girl-How can you be an eternal traveller? You are already exhausted! There are only two of those and I know them well.

Do you?

Kidas -No, I don't. Why are you irritating me? I am asking you to give me some water.

Girl-I will if only you tell me the names of those two.

Kidas- I don't know. You tell me who they are.

Girl-They are the Sun and the Moon. They have been travelling since the beginning of time and continue to do so untiringly.

So saying the girl entered her hut and disappeared from sight. Kidas was at his wits end. He knocked at the door. An old woman came out with a pot and headed straight for the well. She too proceeded to draw out clear and pure water from it.

Kidas had lost some of his pompousness by now. Very politely he said - Amma, please give me some water. I am thirsty.

Woman-I don't know you. Who are you?

Kidas- I am a guest.

Woman- There are only two guests in the world. They are Money and Youth. They come for a short period. How can you be a guest?

Kidas-Alright if I am not a guest, I am one who has patience. I have been patiently asking for water. But I can hold on no longer now. Have mercy, or I shall die.

Woman-No! There are only two in this world who are patient.

They are the Earth and the trees. Man uses and abuses them but they patiently and silently keep giving more and more. You are not patient by any standards.

Kidas-Oh Lord! Then I am stubborn. I shall not give up till you give me some water.

Woman-There are only two who are stubborn. They are the nails and the hair. Howsoever much you cut them, they grow again.

Kidas -What should I do to please you? Alright I am a fool. Now, will you give me some water?

Woman-Ha ha! There are only two fools. They are the king who rules without being fit for the throne and the King's Chief Advisor who proves wrong things right, just to please the king.

Kidas was speechless. He felt at the feet of the old woman.

Kidas-Mother, please don't test me further. Have mercy on me!

Just then there was a heavenly voice, saying, "Rise up Kidas, your pride and ego had swelled up beyond limits, so I had to enact this drama to bring you to your senses."

As he raised his head, he saw the old woman smile as she lovingly poured water into his out stretched palms and quenched his thirst.


"If you want to experience the Divine, you must give up pomp and pride." (Bhagwan Baba)

Landscape

Painting on A3 size water colour paper..


युक्तियुक्तं वचो ग्राह्यं बालादपि शुकादपि ।
युक्तिहीनं वचस्त्याज्यं वृद्धादपि शुकादपि ॥

Whatever is consistent with right objective reasoning should be accepted even if it comes from a boy or a parrot, and whatever is not, should be rejected even if it comes from an old man or the great sage Śrī Śuka himself.

Village view

Size- A3 water colour paper



It is the Lord who creates the friendships. It is the Lord who ends the friendships; it is the Lord who makes us lonely to make us ready for His everlasting friendship; when we are ready for it, all loneliness disappears and we become constantly aware of His soothing Presence which dismisses all loneliness.
                                                 -The Mother-



Sunday, November 19, 2017




But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
and baffled, get up and begin again.


Robert Browning