Friday, December 21, 2012

Divided By God

Headline Prompt:  Divided by God:  What does "God" mean to you?  How do you access"God" or the divine or the sacred in your life?
Color Prompt:
Metallics - gold, silver, copper, bronze, or all of them!
Quote Prompt:
"This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart, is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."  The Dalai Lama

I believe. I believe in the super power - the omnipotent and the omnipresent! It's our - each person's(believer or non believer) - faith  that helps and guides us to move forward in life. I feel His presence whenever I am in dire need of it...it could be in the form of a friend, a neighbour, an incident or even a statement from someone or somewhere. It could come from anywhere...the right thing at the right time; we just need to be open to it. 

I believe that heaven and hell are right here and whatever we sow we reap before we make our final exit. So be aware of one's Karma. I just love to feel the light...I believe that there is that light in everyone of us; a tiny bit of energy that connects us with the cosmic power and we all are connected with invisible strings attached. Some see through it and some are unaware of it - but it's there all the same! So it is so awfully terrible when people trick, argue, cheat, fight and above all kill people so heartlessly just like some twigs or grass in the name of colour, caste, race, customs, cultures, religion and God.

I hope and pray that all the negative energies, negative forces, negative thoughts is shifted to positive ones and the world just becomes a better and peaceful place to live in harmony.

Acrylics (Only metallics - silver, copper, bronze and silver) and Pen - 7x5 inches

Close up

I have chosen one of the famous temples in South India which is also the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram, of the state, Kerala, I hail from. Thiruvananthapuram - Thiru, Anantha, Puram - The sacred abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha, was in the news recently for the riches(would be a tiny word...as its billions of dollars worth making it to be the richest temple in the world perhaps after the final estimate of its inventory) it contained for centuries. It stands as a symbol of the treasures hidden in it for years and I take that metaphorically just as we, humans, fail to understand or neglect the treasures hidden in us...It is said that all the answers lie within, one just has to SEE it. That is where meditation helps according to our scriptures. So delve within, spend time with yourself and you will get to know the answer to the most poignant question of all times - 'Who am I?'

To know more about the temple referred here, click Temple.

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23 comments:

Sri Valli said...

Beautiful painting!
So Divine!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful post and lovely creative work ~

(A Creative Harbor ~ aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

EVA said...

Beautiful piece and wonderfully interesting and thoughtful post to read.

Happy PPF!

Carolyn Dube said...

The metallics are stunning with your drawing! I had no idea about this temple but am going to go and check it out. You are so right about how we are unaware of the treasures inside each of us. So glad you are a part of Fall Fearless and Fly!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your metallic palette!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Molly said...

very thought-provoking post and beautiful art work to represent your thoughts.

Linda said...

such a lovely post and a beautiful painting! Happy PPF and FF &F!

Marcia said...

Great artwork and interesting thoughts.

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Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Beautiful work, yes, karma is a wonderful thing...I feel when I look inside it is to find balance and karma makes me more aware of what happens outside. Thank you for sharing your work and your thpughts. xox

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a stunning piece! wonderful with the metallics!
wish you happy Holidays - healthy and sucessfull new year and a big hug from
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

R Niranjan Das said...

Awesome painting!

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

Jessica Sporn said...

I just love the metallics against your pen drawing. Stunning. Namaste.

Lynn Cohen said...

Wonderful art!!! HPPF!

carlarey said...

This is fabulous, it looks as though it could be very old, and it makes me want to see India for myself.

Sesenarts said...

Beautiful. Julie

Ritu Dua said...

Your metallic palette looks so stunning ...just beautiful ...have a magical 2013 :)

Anne Manda said...

Lovely, thoughtful post and awesome painting - love the metallics contrasting with black! Happy PPF and Happy Holidays! <3

a gal in city said...

Beautiful painting....
specially the effects...and I love south Indian temples

missy k said...

I really enjoyed reading your post and your art is beautiful!

Karenx

Chakoli said...

Just so divine... loved it :) u inspired me I need to paint sometjing for my living room :D

Gloria said...

You did a wonderful job of explaining your feelings on spirituality and on your wonderful temple drawing with the prompt colors.

Gloria said...

Beautful painting. Love it Deepa. Happy New Year to you and hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Take care and really nice to have spent time on your blog.