Blessings from Lakshmi Devi

“Kubera is famous for hoarding wealth. All his life, he collects and collects and never thinks of spending wealth. Like many of us, he has a neurotic obsession with hoarding inordinate amounts of wealth that he is never ever going to use. Just like us, he enjoys the subtle power that holding wealth can bring.
Lakshmi, on the other hand, represents wealth that is flowing, circulating, current. She uses wealth to enrich herself and the world. She creates wealth effortlessly, uses it freely, distributes it unconditionally. Lakshmi breathes life into wealth, and wealth into life. Are you being a Kubera or a Lakshmi right now?”
– His Divine Holiness Sri Nithyananda Swami

Spiritual Symbolism of the Lotus Flower

Symbols are a means of bringing subtle, inner realities to a focus in outward expression. Within the fundamental unity of consciousness, certain symbols, such as the lotus lifting itself in purity above the muddy water, possess universal relevance and power.

Lotuses are perhaps the most spectacular plants in aquatic environments. The sacred lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, a species of water lilies, also known as the East Indian lotus, is native to southern Asia and can grow at altitudes of up to 1,600 meters. The lotus flowers have color ranging from red, pink, pale yellow to white and blue.

The sacred lotus is an important spiritual symbol in Hindu religion and art. It represents purity, divine wisdom, and the individual’s progress from the lowest to the highest state of consciousness.

Spiritual Awakening or Transformation

The blossomed lotus flower symbolizes spiritual growth, an awakening or transformation. The lotus grows out of mud, our ignorance, to blossom above the water, into enlightenment. As it grows upward in aspiration toward the light, its petals open out into a beautiful flower. The lotus represents purity.

The eight-petaled lotus that is used in yantra art symbolizes the eight directions and cosmic harmony. The thousand-petaled lotus of the sahasrara or crown chakra represents spiritual illumination.

Lotuses appear in Hindu mythology. Hindus refer to the god Brahma as “lotus-born ” for he is said to have emerged from a lotus that was the navel, or center, of the universe. A lotus flower rises from the navel of Vishnu, the maintainer in Hindu cosmology.

An ancient Indian text refers explicitly to a wonderful quality: The white lotus, born in the water and grown in the water, rises beyond the water and remains unsoiled by the water. We are born in the world, grow up in the world, after having conquered the world through right techniques and spiritual guidance, remain unsoiled by the world.

The Lotus Flower and its Symbolism in Hindu Art

Hindu deities are associated in some manner with the lotus, either being seated upon a lotus in full bloom or holding one in their hands symbolizing purity, receptivity, and the flowering of consciousness or enlightenment.

Colors of the lotus are symbolic. A white lotus represents the state of spiritual perfection and total mental purity. Pink symbolizes the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. A red lotus signifies the original nature and purity of the heart. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion and all other qualities of the heart. A symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, the blue lotus, signifies the wisdom of knowledge.

The influence of a lotus flower painting is to open us up to beauty and light. A good lotus flower painting can act as a reminder of transformation and the miracle of beauty, light and life.

The Bindu for Meditation

My art is about the bindu or dot. The bindu is the central focal point of a yantra like the Sri Yantra that is used for the Sri Vidya Puja ritual at Vedic temples or for meditation. The bindu contains the DNA of the cosmos.

The bindu is created in black, perfect for meditation. It sucks the meditator right in like into a black hole especially when the dot is rather large and the eyes are not distracted by a nonsensical restlessness inducing periphery. It feels like falling into a bottomless pit. Looking at it, into it, ask yourself:

  • can you let go, let go of your identity,
  • can you fall into it, into nothingness, blissful nothingness and
  • at the same time feel safe and enveloped in the black and dark warmth of the womb, the universe,
  • float without fear?

One has to jump, plunge oneself into it, there are no steps going down or up for that matter. Watching from the edge is a foolish endeavor leading to nothing.

The black dot is an ‘opening’ created in the paintings to your inner world like a tunnel or into space. You associate and project your feelings, patterns and thoughts, analyze or simply be.

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The Incredible Healing Value of Bindu Paintings

What do you see in my art?

Someone told me ‘Nothing’. Exactly! Nothingness is fullness, everything is contained in it. Nothingness is also the Unknown.

There is fear of the Unknown (that’s why we don’t see anything and say there is nothing). Have a closer look and see what comes up for you, meditate on it. Go into your body, into your mind, into your heart. See what is hidden there.

How much of the Unknown can you tolerate?

The abuse that happened to you as a child, the shame, guilt, your anger, and your fears – all that which is still affecting your life today. How? Unconscious thought patterns run your life.

Consider healing your misery and your life.

Face it, relive it, release it. It may be painful at first but once you confront it, it becomes easier to release than to suppress it. But facing it you must to release your emotional anguish and mental suffering. It is beneficial for you and others like your family and friends too. Eventually you feel lighter as if karmic baggage has left you. Your thinking, feeling, and behavior will align to your new truth.

‘If someone is seeing nothing in these works, then he is yet to get enlightenment and know what really is meant by a conscious reality than dwelling elsewhere. Excellent work… excellent rendering.’ – Hariraam Veeraraghavan, Chennai, India

A psychologist is costly, with my bindu art there is a better solution for your spiritual healing. This is the incredible healing value of my bindu paintings!

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