We all are servants
Of a great illusion
It’s me, Didi, at the age of 18 years – now I am much older…
A friend of mine and I arranged a photo-story: Man and nature…
Why I use nightskies in my artwork
Maybe many from my friends and followers have wondered why I almost always use stars as a kind of emblem in my artwork. This time I want to share this “mystery” to you.
When I was 2 years old we were living close to a forest and at that time there were hardly street lamps installed. My mother used a pram and was walking with me as a baby along a smaller path of a close forest which was really dark. I remember – although so young – that someday when my parents again had to walk with me along the edge of a forest, there was such a wonderful star-night which impressed me so much, although I surely did not understand it, only had feelings for this wonderful miracle in the sky, no words of course (I think we think in feelings at this age, a language maybe straight from the heart). Now if I think back I would describe the stars like sparkling diomonds in the dark night. I felt safe in it, like to be in my mother’s arms. I felt something very big in my heart.
This impression has accompanied me my whole life and therefore you will find space and time, stars of living beauty in my artwork, an expression of embracing eternity, infinity…
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Dear blogging friends,
Today something about the sarovar, a sacred place of silence and contemplation in Kirpal Sagar.
Wishing you all a relaxing time.
A sacred place of silence and contemplation
The heart of Kirpal Sagar is the Sarovar, an oval-shaped pool surrounded by four corner buildings. The edifice in the centre of the basin bears models of the four main types of sacred buildings: a gurdawara, a temple, a mosque, and a church.
Their respective shapes symbolically refer to the human body, reminding us that God resides in man. They are found in all religious traditions as symbol of the man-body, which is the ‘true temple of God’.
The relation between man and God is the basis of the unity of mankind – the brotherhood of men under the fatherhood of God. This spiritual link never depends upon outer formations. The Sarovar is a sacred place for contemplation, meditation and prayer. All religions are respected here. Holy Scriptures – such as the Guru Granth Sahib of the Sikhs, the Ramayana of the Hindus, the Bible of the Christians, and the Koran of the Muslims – are placed in the respective corner buildings of the Sarovar. During celebrations these Scriptures are recited accordingly.
Every religion teaches the universal teaching and the universal link among all human beings – the brotherhood of men and the fatherhood of God. Religion is a very smooth pattern and a way to realize one’s self if one rises above the shackles of the religion.
The Sarovar symbolizes the endless ocean of life. Who is able to cross this immense ocean can return to his eternal home. The building amidst the Sarovar has the form of a ship, symbolizing the ‘Ship of Naam’ which can take the soul across the ocean of life. The term ‘Naam or Word’ denotes the God-into-expression power.
Though God resides everywhere and every place is holy where devotion kneels, it is a great chance for man to learn to sit together for the sake of the search for truth, the quest to know oneself and to recognize the underlying unity of existence.