JUS BLAZE Untitled Document

The Basement (Part 1 of 4).  2013.  Oil on canvas.  8 x 10”

Ganesha on leopard and lotus throne with consort, gosains in attendance at either side.
Folio from a Devi Mahatmya manuscript.
Kashmir, 19th century. Gouache and gold on paper. 
(via http://www.indianminiaturepaintings.co.uk )
❝ Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve upon the silence?
-Shirdi Sai Baba (via cosmofilius)

(Source: curvesincolor, via psychonautical)


From the exhibition “Time: Tattoo Art Today” (Somerset House, London Sep-Oct 2014)
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Jewellery, Ranganathaswamy Temple 1895
Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India . 
Photograph of an arrangement of temple jewellery from the Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1896-98. 
(via British Library)

Vishnupriya (Laxmi)
India 1950s Hindu calendar trade sample
(via ebay:  alphaomegaphilately)

Lord Vishnu - Hriday Kamal Me Dhyan
vintage 1953 Kalyan (Hindi magazine) Gita Press, Gorakhpur.
(via ebay:  alphaomegaphilately)
❝ Let us, friends, pray for peace. People’s minds are getting disturbed by tragic and violent news. To help the world, we must be at peace in our own minds. Prayer is very important now. We must not shout at or hit our spouse or children despite how frustrated we feel, or we will be adding to violence in the world. It does not matter if it is committed by police, protesters, terrorists, or military. Violence is violence; and it only leads to more and more violence. We must set a good example for others by being peaceful in our thought, word, and deed. If others come at us in violence, we must turn the other cheek, because now anger and fear are abundant, but love, patience, forgiveness, compassion and mercy are lacking in the world. Let us pray for all who are suffering from violence.
-Gananathamritananda Swami (via somamatha)
❝ Whenever we catch ourselves affirming a negative concept, we must take notice and realize that we are conditioning the subconscious mind and in this way; creating a negative potential for the future. We must counter negative words by making positive statements. Perhaps ten times we should state the positive to counter the negative. To make up for insulting others, we should complement them. To make up for expressing doubt, concern or anger, we must make statements expressing faith, acceptance, and love.
-Gananathamritananda Giri (via somamatha)

Dancing Hanuman by Mahaveer Swami

India 1940s poster  (via ebay: alphaomegaphilately2)