Last night,I completed my second oil painting which depicts Lord Krishna giving advice to the great warrior Arjun. Mahābhārata,the holy epic is based on a great battle against irreligion,injustice and a punishment for insulting an innocent women……Draupadi(wife of the Pandavas)…..Of course this epic teaches us the goal of our life…..But here I’m giving a short description on Bhagavad Gita which is a very important part of this great epic…..
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandavaprince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. Facing the duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma Yudhha or righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is counselled by Lord Krishna to “fulfill his Kshatriya(warrior) duty as a warrior and establish Dharma.” Inserted in this appeal to kshatriya dharma (chivalry) is “a dialogue … between diverging attitudes concerning methods toward the attainment of liberation (moksha)”. TheBhagavad Gita was exposed to the world through Sanjaya, who senses and cognises all the events of the battlefield. Sanjaya is Dhritarashtra‘s advisor and also his charioteer.
The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the concept of Dharma,theistic bhakti, the yogic ideals of moksha through jnana, bhakti,karma, and Raja Yoga (spoken of in the 6th chapter) and Samkhya philosophy.[web 1][note 1]
Numerous commentaries have been written on the Bhagavad Gita with widely differing views on the essentials. Vedantacommentators read varying relations between Self and Brahman in the text: Advaita Vedanta sees the non-dualism ofAtman (soul) and Brahman as its essence, whereas Bhedabheda and Vishishtadvaita see Atman and Brahman as both different and non-different, and Dvaita sees them as different. The setting of the Gita in a battlefield has been interpreted as an allegory for the ethical and moral struggles of the human life.
The Bhagavad Gita‘s call for selfless action inspired many leaders of the Indian independence movement including Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi referred to the Gita as his “spiritual dictionary”.
I tried to copy this from a beautiful pic which was printed in a book……I used four brushes for this oil painting……Though it is not done same to same, I think it doesn’t matter…..After all, this is my second oil painting…..
Once my art teacher told me to try oil painting,but I asked her,”Will you teach me, please?”….she replied, “Sorry dear,I don’t have enough time to teach you …moreover my home is far away from yours…..I have to miss the bus if I’m late after school hours…..But you can get into any art school and can get a help”…..I also knew that…but for some reasons I didn’t get that opportunity…However I told my father about that and he agreed to buy those canvas and colors for me…..Thus I got inspired by my art teacher to go ahead for oil painting…..
You can see my first oil painting here. I previously posted it in some more drawings inside my art album……
So this is all for today…….BEST WISHES FOR ALL OF YOU………!!!!!