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Peace is the Way

On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, we present a few pictures taken at Ajanta Caves.

…in front of this art it is not enough to look at it and respond with the aesthetic eye and the imagination, but we must look also into the form for what it carries and even through and behind it to pursue the profound suggestion it gives into its own infinite. The religious or hieratic side of Indian sculpture is intimately connected with the spiritual experiences of Indian meditation and adoration, —those deep things of our self-discovery which our critic calls contemptuously Yogic hallucinations,—soul realisation is its method of creation and soul realisation must be the way of our response and understanding. (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, Vol. 20, pp. 290-291)

Photographer: Suhas Mehra

Please do not reproduce or copy any of the photographs without explicit permission. All rights reserved.

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Enter the Cave

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Come into the Light

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Dhyanam

The figure of the Buddha achieves the expression of the infinite in a finite image, …the illimitable calm of Nirvana in a human form and visage. (p.291)

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Sangham

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Bliss

… the unique character of Indian painting, the peculiar appeal of the art of Ajanta springs from the remarkably inward, spiritual and psychic turn which was given to the artistic conception and method by the pervading genius of Indian culture.(p.303)

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Mahaparinirvana

The Indian sculptor is concerned with embodying spiritual experiences and impressions, not with recording or glorifying what is received by the physical senses. (p. 293)

 

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Linking with ABC Wednesday, P: P is for Peace

 

10 comments on “Peace is the Way

  1. Dagny
    May 4, 2015

    The Indian sculptor is concerned with embodying spiritual experiences and impressions, not with recording or glorifying what is received by the physical senses. (p. 293)…

    The photos are amazing but the quote above makes them even more alluring!.

    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Suhas Mehra
      May 5, 2015

      Thank you, happy that you liked the post.

      Like

  2. Sulekha
    May 4, 2015

    Beautiful quotes and wonderful pictures make this a post to cherish. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Suhas Mehra
    May 5, 2015

    Thank you, happy that you enjoyed it.

    Like

  4. Joy
    April 28, 2016

    Stunning place, the first two photographs are very atmospheric.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Melody62
    April 29, 2016

    although i am a christian in the way of faith… i do like buddha statues, i have quit a few already…

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-Day / – Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Roger Green
    April 30, 2016

    PEACE IS the way!

    ROG, ABCW

    Liked by 1 person

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