The Sacred - In search of the divine

This is a shrine deep in the mountains. There is a deity housed within it, but the divinity resides around it. A sacredness, not confined to a structure, roaming abundantly as nature. There is a stream running alongside it, carrying with it, the streaming vibrations of the surroundings; to those cherishing its life giving flow – the devotees down below. I climbed up to merge with these vibrations arising , and not to meet with concepts housed within buildings.

One need not travel far to meet the sacred; but there are so many eager to impose their own; even those who say there is no god. One cannot find himself, let alone truth, caught in this clamor of selves; each ultimately attempting – not knowing the ‘nature of self’ – to posit its self alone. Oh, the mind and its ploys! I travel to be away from this noise – ’cause my mind too gets caught in this noise.

Concepts are structured by thought, and so is a self projecting itself through thoughts – a thought structuring itself through concepts – while “the sacred” lies beyond all thoughts. One may formulate it through words, but then it becomes the past – a conditioning: a mind and not the sacred. One can only define the known. Abide in this silence, this ‘not knowing’, and who knows, you may meet the sacred!

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Inspired by nature, and time amidst it, exploring the sacred teachings to realize truth, and the ‘nature of self’; to go beyond words, and not be "stuck on the finger pointing at the moon”.

Kanages Ramesh (Monsoonfrog)


spiritual, nature, philosophy, religion, existential

What inspires me is the feeling or emotion we are able to capture and convey either through words, an image, or both.The ‘pictures’ we evoke more than the seen. They would better communicate who, what, or where I am now. It is through them that we are ultimately going to “see’ each other. It is through them that we may connect. I look forward to the connection.

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep11 months ago

    Filled with beautiful thoughts and imagery…wonderful writing Ramesh!!

  • Thank you so much Gena!! :)

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • I apologize for the delay!! :))

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • CrismanArt
    CrismanArt7 months ago

    Very profound writing, Ramesh! “One can only define the known”…!!!
    Which is forever expanding…hopefully…!!!

  • The question is whether the “unknown” can be defined by the known. Because, the moment we bring words into it (the known), the “unknown” too becomes conditioned by it; or by a mind. Thank you so much Christiane!! Appreciate your thoughts very much!!

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • CrismanArt
    CrismanArt7 months ago

    So right, Ramesh!!! It helps to paint where words would condition. If one paints, either people understand or don’t…and than it does not matter.

  • Precisely!! And I do see such transcendence in your art!!

    – Kanages Ramesh

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