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DEFINITION OF SHMADHI
Great Sage Patanjali, describe the word Samadhi in his scripture Yoga Sutra (chapter Vibhuti Pada, Sutra # from 1 to 4). When mind is fixed on an object or a place is known as Concentration (Dharana). After practice, when the concentration becomes uninterrupted, it is known as meditation (Dhyana). In meditation, when only essence of the object or place remains and also when the Self appears to be absent, that state is known as absorption (Samadhi) on an object or place. Collective practice of concentration (Dharana), meditation (Dhyana) and absorption (Samadhi) is known as Samyama, which is technical name given to the above process.
ART IS A MEDITATION
As per ancient Indian scriptures, the pineal gland is a grosser form of Agya Chakra, i.e., Third Eye and is responsible for concentration and creativity related to visual art, where creation is involved. Till the age 14 or so, pineal gland is active and fully functional. As the age advances, the pineal gland gets calcified and passes on control to the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the puberty in the children. That’s why most of the children are born artists, but they start losing their natural artistic ability as the age advances. There are many techniques, which can re-activate the Third Eye, and performing Visual Art is one of the techniques.
INNATE VS ATTAINED ARTISTIC ABILITIES
Some people do have innate abilities, and thus can naturally perform better than others in a particular subject. They have revered interest in the subject, and progressively improve their skills with uninterrupted practice (read more about Neuroplasticity). But talent can be also be learnt and developed by those consider untalented. They can also achieve similar result with intense practice. The fact is that people are often more creative than they think. It’s said if you can write, you can draw as well. Everyone can learn to draw and paint, and they do it extremely well. You can learn to draw by drawing, which can be achieved by experimenting with art material.
ART IS A HAPPENING
Art is more of a happening (not a doing), a meditation, where subject and object merge into each other, and one transcends the concept of time, space and unit. It’s amazing that this phenomenon takes place when the entity “I” is not present at all. Anyway, though I enjoy this creative happening, the manifestation may be enjoyed by others.
ARE YOU CREATIVE?
Do you know that you are lot more creative than you think? You need a company of an artist to unlock your creativity. Have a date with your inner being and explore dimensionless-dimension, which is beyond unit, time and space – a real and natural meditation!
Do you know that creating and viewing art triggers a surge in feel-good chemicals i.e. Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin and Endorphins.
BENEFITS OF ARTS
Appreciation, Cognitive Abilities, Concentration, Creative Expression, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Dedication, Fine Motor Abilities, Goal, Setting and Achieving, Imagination, Intelligent Actions, Organizing Capabilities, Out of Box Thinking, Patience, Perfection, Perseverance, Quality, Right Brain Stimulation, Self Confidence, Sensitivity and Therapeutic
ART = RIGHT + LEFT BRAIN
Right Brain ♀ Feminine, Unites, Emotional, Fluid, Spontaneous, Experimental, Synthesizes, Intuitive, Subjective, Whole, Image, Risk, Random, Doer, Feeling, Imaginative, Believes, Fantasy, Ida Nadi and Controls left Body
Left Brain ♂ Masculine, Divides, Rational, Planned, Structured, Theoretical, Analyzes, Logic, Objective, Details, Language, Safety, Logical, Thinker, Facts, Propositional, Knowing, Reality, Pingla Nadi and Controls right Body
OBSERVATION IN VISUAL ART
An act of observation involves the observer, the observed and the observation. When the observer is acutely absorbed in an object, then all three fuse into each other, and pure awareness about the object remains. During this process of acute observation, conscious mind (observer) goes into a state of inertia; and control is passed on to subconscious mind, which is beyond unit, time and space. This is technically known as Samadhi (Absorption) on an object.
DRAWING & BRAIN
Drawing is a process that improves the precise orchestration of multiple brain mechanisms such as perceptual processing, memory, precise motor planning and motor control, spatial transformations, emotions, and other diverse higher cognitive functions.
She, a renowned artist and a strict mother, often scolded her 6-year-old son for he could never draw a line straight. As he breathed slowly into the ventilator, she begged him to make one more crooked line on the ECG.
Everyone is born creative; everyone is give a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replaces them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the “creative bug” is just a wee voice telling you, I’d like my crayons back, please.
LOST & FOUND
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
“EARTH” without “ART” is just “EH”.
ART IS SIMPLE
If you can write, you can draw as well.
AN ART STUDIO
Art studio is temple where creativity dwells!
IMPORTANCE OF VISION
Research estimates that eighty to eighty-five percent of our perception, learning, cognition, and activities are mediated through vision.
Trying to create an art with a broken pencil is pointless.
ROLE OF AN ARTIST
Role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible!
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