The Manifest Absence 2018

Nirakara…that which is without form or akara
Nirakara…that which is without form or akara

Nirakara…that which is without form or akara

It wants the wars,
The bruises of the games,
Vanquished run with victors,
In the blood of these veins.

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Nirantara…that which is without interruption
Nirantara…that which is without interruption

Nirantara…that which is without interruption

Blame the scenic view,
That the river didn't return.
Shouldn't have charted this course,
Shouldn't have taken that turn.

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Nirguna…that which is without qualities
Nirguna…that which is without qualities

Nirguna…that which is without qualities

For the late-comers to the long story,
Let’s begin again, once more,
We have time on our side,
We have death at our door.

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Nishkama…that which is without desire
Nishkama…that which is without desire

Nishkama…that which is without desire

Feels just like the other day,
When you said, enough.
Let’s walk away with today,
Let’s not want.

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A Name
A Name

A Name

It will remain the same,
The light, the colour;
The form and the flower,
Whatever be the name.

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Nivritti…that which is free
Nivritti…that which is free

Nivritti…that which is free

Not a circle of light
of a force unseen,
Just a loop of death,
With life caught in between.

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Nischala…that which does not move
Nischala…that which does not move

Nischala…that which does not move

Mirrors of nature,
In the still waters of the mind.

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Nishabdha…that which is without sound
Nishabdha…that which is without sound

Nishabdha…that which is without sound

It will be a ‘may be,’
If the universe answered back.

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Nishkruta…that which is free of action
Nishkruta…that which is free of action

Nishkruta…that which is free of action

To be, to become,
To un-become.
Always to be
Sometimes.

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Nirvishesha…that which has no attributes
Nirvishesha…that which has no attributes

Nirvishesha…that which has no attributes

The mitotic symmetries,
That fit the circles of life.

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Nirbheda…that which does not discriminate
Nirbheda…that which does not discriminate

Nirbheda…that which does not discriminate

Did the earth begin,
Where the sky end?
Or was it just a poem,
That rhymed well?

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Kalpa Taru
Kalpa Taru

Kalpa Taru

On whose wish does the mind think?
What directs the eye?
– Kena Upanishad

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Faith
Faith

Faith

The escape is always open,
It’s that kind of a game.
It will take faith to be free,
It will take faith to be bound.

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Nirakula…that which is unaffected
Nirakula…that which is unaffected

Nirakula…that which is unaffected

Undone by time
all colours of kindness,
all roots of evil,
in the tree of life.

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Nama-Rupa…that with names and forms
Nama-Rupa…that with names and forms

Nama-Rupa…that with names and forms

Like the gold of a deep mine,
The Manifest teases the open mind.

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It wants the wars, The bruises of the games, Vanquished run with victors, In the blood of these veins.
Blame the scenic view, That the river didn't return. Shouldn't have charted this course, Shouldn't have taken that turn.
For the late-comers to the long story, Let’s begin again, once more, We have time on our side, We have death at our door.
Feels just like the other day, When you said, enough. Let’s walk away with today, Let’s not want.

Nishkama…that which is without desire

Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"

 

It will remain the same, The light, the colour; The form and the flower, Whatever be the name.

A Name

Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"

 

Not a circle of light of a force unseen, Just a loop of death, With life caught in between.

Nivritti…that which is free

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

Mirrors of nature, In the still waters of the mind.

Nischala…that which does not move

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

It will be a ‘may be,’ If the universe answered back.

Nishabdha…that which is without sound

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

To be, to become, To un-become. Always to be Sometimes.

Nishkruta…that which is free of action

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

The mitotic symmetries, That fit the circles of life.

Nirvishesha…that which has no attributes

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

Did the earth begin, Where the sky end? Or was it just a poem, That rhymed well?

Nirbheda…that which does not discriminate

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

On whose wish does the mind think? What directs the eye? – Kena Upanishad

Kalpa Taru

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

The escape is always open, It’s that kind of a game. It will take faith to be free, It will take faith to be bound.

Faith

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

Undone by time all colours of kindness, all roots of evil, in the tree of life.

Nirakula…that which is unaffected

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

 

Like the gold of a deep mine, The Manifest teases the open mind.

Nama-Rupa…that with names and forms

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"