Friday, March 26, 2010

Rescue


In the devotional tradition (bhakti yoga), singing hymns and mantras is helpful and joyful. Bhaktivinoda Thakur, a 19th century scholar and yogi, composed many beautiful verses infused with poignant feelings. His poems often touch on the theme of entanglement in the material world.
Here is one of my favorite verses from his 24-stanza poem “Gopinath”: “”O Gopinath, after sitting down in the core of my heart and subduing my mind, please take me to You. In this way, the horrible dangers of this material world will disappear.”
My 8 by 10 linocut, just carved and printed, is called “Riding the Boat of Compassion.”
Have a great week!

10 comments:

steve said...

Absolutely beautiful Nicola. Seeing your work is always worth the wait.

Debbie Clandening said...

Your work is lovely.Thank-you for the quote from the poem it is very lovely as well.It is something to think about for me especially making art.
Thanks ~Deb~

pretty day said...

I really LOVE this! This is such a strong image! I just looked through your recent pictures and I love them all. Especially the owl painting. So wonderful! Your work is very inspiring and positive!

ArtSnark said...

powerful image & gorgeous lines

Ellen Byrne said...

Very effective piece!

justdoodleit said...

Beautiful lino-cut and very thoughtful interpretation...'The boat of compassion' is indeed an invaluable asset to journey across the sea of turbulent emotions.

Thanks for your kind comment on my Temple post. Appreciate your interest in Eastern spiritual wisdom & culture.

Check out my playlist for some documentaries about Indian temples.
www.youtube.com/user/justdoodleit

Nicky Linzey said...

Good to see you back Nicola, I've missed your beautiful work and writing.

Cathy said...

Absolutely love it. Wonderfully strong and graphic design.

Nika said...

Hi there, Nikola:)
I finally made it to your blog, what a treat! Can't wait to see more.
We haven't been to Wednesday drawing in a couple of weeks, too busy. But definitely next week, will stop by and see you then.

Nicola said...

Wow, Nika, so honored you stopped by! Hope to see you soon. : )