Beauty · Education · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · When a Picture Leads · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Do Not Imitate

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There are times when all you need to do is stop trying. Stop trying to know, understand, explain, decipher, imagine, make sense of, struggle. You don’t need to.
 
These are times when you just need to be ready. Ready to be in the mystery, the unknown. Ready to be present, to receive when the mystery unravels itself, when the known reveals itself.
 
Those are the times when you actually experience. Experience Art, Beauty, Knowledge.
Those are the times when you stop copying and start seeing. Really seeing the unseen.
Photo by Nandini Valli

“Photography is an art when the photographer is an artist.” (The Mother)

 
 
“The greatness of Indian art is the greatness of all Indian thought and achievement. It lies in the recognition of the persistent within the transient, of the domination of matter by spirit, the subordination of the insistent appearances of Prakriti to the inner reality which, in a thousand ways, the Mighty Mother veils even while she suggests.
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Imitation is the key-word of creation, according to Aristotle; Shakespeare advises the artist to hold up the mirror to Nature; and the Greek scientist and the English poet reflect accurately the mind of Europe. But the Indian artist has been taught by his philosophy and the spiritual discipline of his forefathers that the imagination is only a channel and an instrument of some source of knowledge and inspiration that is greater and higher…” (Sri Aurobindo)
 

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