Painter Vrindavan Das shared with us the inspiration behind his painting “Nirvana Ocean” that graces the cover of our latest compilation release Stillness: A Collection.
“There was a time when I studied about life of Buddha and his teachings. The compassion of Buddha was unlimited in the form of Bodhisattva (enlightened existence or enlightened being). I like to express this in my art so the idea came to paint this story. Nirvana is a freedom from world of death and world of the mind. Nirvana is like ocean of unlimited freedom. The teachings of Buddha takes the soul to this freedom. There are many schools of Buddhist art in the world, Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and with all respect to them I did this painting in my own style. I called this painting “Nirvana Ocean”, Buddha directs us in to this ocean of Nirvana. Each soul is like a light in this darkness of life and death. Music helps me when I do my art, in form of sound, music can transform the restless moods of the mind to an ocean of joy.”
After finishing the art college the Vrindavan was in the process of creative research. Finally in 1996 Vrindavan Das received an invitation to take part in the international project of painting a Vedic temple in Delhi. Vrindavan Das got absorbed in studies of ancient Indian scriptures. “I turned to the wisdom of the Vedas to get knowledge. Creative process allowed me to observe the nature of the surrounding world and the divine source of that invisible power which is in control of everything, that observation gave a deeper understanding of what is behind everything. Our world has many facets and what we see is but a small part of the true reality. Creative contemplation led to understanding of the subtle divine world that is hidden behind the reality we all live in. The divine source manifests itself on all levels of being. Lila-pastime is a revelation which has descended to our reality from the upper worlds.” Vrindavan Das is devoted to expressing the divine vision of these pastimes through the medium of his exquisite paintings. The works of the artist are represented in the Museum of Vedic Art in Belgium and temples in England and the USA. His paintings can also be found in private collections in the European countries, Russia, America, India and Republic of South Africa.
visit the artists website: http://www.vrindavanart.com/