Dialogue between the Master Architect and the Disciple Student/The Free-Learner Experience: Examination of the Laws of Creation and the ‘Intelligent Mind’ Behind All

Creation as a Bubble in the Mind-Architecture- Beyond Intelligence-Processing Towards the Unknown Loveliness/Pic Source: dailygalaxy.com

Creation as a Bubble in the Mind-Architecture- Beyond Intelligence-Processing Towards the Unknown Loveliness/Pic Source: dailygalaxy.com

Dialogue between the Master Architect and the Disciple Student/The Free-Learner Experience: Examination of the Laws of Creation  and the ‘Intelligent Mind’ Behind All 

Student: We are isolated yet having a social structure that connects us using technology

Architect: You have to admit that you all are individual self-organizing units that actually work in isolation as well same as in unison. I think you will not follow the above statement correctly because your judgment and the meaning-processing mind is not fully developed. Social connections i.e. between humans and with the environment is equally necessary as existence itself – different parts must combine and recombine to give essence to the creational principle which is both unison and differentiation. Here, of course, differentiation is not based on any injected social distinction that you have incorporated based on your conditioned prejudice and preferences. Even in the midst of deeper isolation which is a figment of your false ego, you are deeply interconnected with the world and with the creation. So, there is nothing called isolation in the sense that you have defined here contextually.

Student: Do we have a ‘intelligent mind’ which can process ‘real meaning’ that makes sense to us and the creation?

Architect: You have a mind that is primitive or aboriginal which is creative to the core but only when you step out to wear the mask that hides your real identity then you make barriers for yourself to process meaning because you then curb your natural instincts which are based on pure feelings. These barriers are already there in the false identity that you drag with yourself wherever you go thereby obscuring your ‘self’ to enjoy the ‘beautiful experience’ that creation allows bringing you on the brink of despair than enlightenment. ‘Pure Intelligence’ is like an ocean with waves that needs to be accessed, it’s like a stream flowing inside you from the origins – you have to be a perfect navigator or mariner to be in contact with the field where everything rests eternally. In different points of time in the history of your civilization, higher beings have arrived to give you a ‘message’ which afterwards was used by some foolish men on earth to propel their own ships of agenda. Once the process of meaning went wrong there was no chance of revival or recovery from that point. This almost explains if not fully the slow process of human development in terms of consciousness.

Student: What is the ‘real meaning’ of our existence?

Architect: The real meaning is not inside the truth that implicates the meaning but it’s residing in the mind which experiences this truth from one point to the other as you  travel towards your origins both physically and non-locally. It’s all that you experience encapsulated in a decompression chamber about all that you don’t experience or will never experience or there to be experienced by anyone beyond any experience at all. That’s a very hard statement and a bit harsh like the cold wintry spell or the hottest summer without rainfall. Let’s for a moment sing this song, it’s a hymn:

an apple entwined                                                   da Vinci Sketch Showing the Flight Pattern of a Bird, circa. 15th Century High Renaissance

the sun that we see, inside and outside

we ride the tide 

above below

zero

little mind in a capsule

lifts itself 

beyond time and space 

grace for us all 

we brace the loveliness in things!

Student: Is our present knowledge efficient? What you mean by loveliness in things? Is there any thing ‘out there’?

Architect: I think your calculus didn’t probe into loveliness in the proper way, it’s a classic case of non-alignment to the core principles of creation. What you have received so far is not knowledge but broken pieces or chunks of raw data that you stored as information systems in your brain as ‘qubits or in your machines as bits. This is very different from knowledge that exists in the creation as free to be used or accessed – this is primarily based on experience which I have already pointed out- that which comes to you naturally in your unconditioned mind – loveliness is a feeling centric experience which connects you to your perennial source. The source of this is within your self and also outside the physical finite realm that you cognize with apparently as ‘things known’ to you. What is known is alternately unknown to you and vice versa. Try to comprehend the deeper sub-strata of reality that confronts you which can be subsequently experienced irrespective of the social garb that you have created to make the world run its administrative functions. Everything is ‘out there’ as you experience and simultaneously ‘in here’ as you experience it, it’s only the loveliness that matters most, each adding value to the system by quantum integration of the multiple infinite sub-units that makes both the macro and micro-cosm which we sometimes call existence patterned as geometry of the unknown zero expanding and contracting for a life beyond experience into the pure consciousness of the loveliness that matters most and is of utmost significance.

If you didn’t comprehend this then probe into the word ‘loveliness’, investigate the very structural symmetry underlying that information pattern, program the ‘qubits’ to process what you will in nanoseconds but still there is something that you will not know about this creation. But, for a second if you open your mind to possibilities without any sequential alignment to the creational mystery of loveliness you will know it as the face of the great moon or the tree ripening its fruit or the dog watching the sun hibernate beneath a thick veil of clouds bringing rain to end the draught of spiritual instability and utter neurosis.

scattered sun everywhere

the petals of the moon are rose-tinted hues pink or purple and white like the sea-foam

waves eternally in

and out

loveliness is the lonely child apprehending the creation in ‘things made from itself’

when you are free as a quasar or as the ‘imoglitan vran’

nothing is preconceived

so it can be a tree or a stone or a bullock cart

And nothing at all

Except the loveliness…

of a bird in flight…

uncognized beauty is the true essence that is forever the labour of the creation

recognize yourself as a part within that…

Student: I thank you for this dialogue, my final question and by no means the end of it all- Can we reach a higher stage in the creation by the process of evolution?

Master Architect: The smallest point is a circle as a dot -it circumambulates the creation faster than light but you don’t see it. But if you can visualize it by the creative manifestation of your mind then you are reaching a grand scale in the process of evolution that other master races have comprehended. Miss-comprehension is a malady, a disease no-comprehension is even better than it. At the bottom of your self you are left with interactions that bring more interactive fields which generate the evolution of your biological and spiritual entity. We are all entities unconfined by the creational law – you and me and the creation itself are loveliness that we behold together as the constant play between the ‘player’ and the ‘architect’, the piper,  each becoming the other and reversing the role till there is no role to be assumed or prophesied in the realm of the eternal loveliness where beauty wraps itself in the honey the butterfly seeks, each drop making the flower more dearer to itself and to nature, and, each strand of color in the wings making it happier to brush the air with the instinct of an artist hidden in the solitude of the bud reprise to the sun this very dialogue between the Creatrix and the Student of Transformation. 

In the end, just remember one thing – you are here to live the ‘eternal moment’ as you wished before you began!

-J

Important Notice:

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mystery of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is not enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery everyday”. – Albert Einstein

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Sri Ratha Yatra Festival 2018: Fluting Ethereal Vibrations Through the Membrane Gateways…Jay Jagannatha

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Sri Siksastakam

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ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha–davagni-nirvapanam
shreyah-kairava-chandrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam
anandambudhi-vardhanam prati-padam purnamritaswadanam
sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krishna-sankirtanam

 

The Chariot of Jagannatha moves

Etching on its way the beautiful landscape- the pixelated cities with mountain of lights

Surging under the vast canopy of an overladen sky        Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu with Lord Jagganatha

Hands raised illuminating the sun

The body’s swirling movement invoking the phases of the moon    Sri Balaram and Sri Krishna

And the dance regenerates life

Fluting ethereal vibrations through the membrane gateways

Honeyed by the sound of the conch across the spiral galaxies

Time is a figure distilled by the thoughts

A motionless poise is an entry to temple of eternity

There mind exits and flowers sail over the body

Making it the garden of surrender

Graced by the transcendental eloquence of the para-brahman

It is the source that you ought not seek            Maha Lakshmi

Seeking is the falsehood that duality promises

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namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-shaktis
tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah
etadrishi tava kripa bhagavan mamapi
durdaivam idrisham ihajani nanuragaha

 

 

Jagganatha Subhadra and Balarama

Lord Jagannatha, Mother Subhadra and Lord Balarama (R-L)

In a state of bliss the chariot moves without moving

Chanting frequencies of cosmic love

That mysteriously dawned upon the human brain

Centering at the heart

Childlike and innocent

It may read the scriptures backward in time

Or, may look at the tears of shooting stars

In a playful forest of singing damsels and gods

Reach out for the hand that touches you from within

The peace bestowed is everlasting and green….

Jay Jagannatha…….

OM MAA……

-J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Primordial Adinkras of Shiva Sutra: “The joy of his Samadhi is bliss for the whole universe”

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THE REAL FUNDAMENTAL FIELDS OF NATURE AREN’T REALLY MADE OF PHYSICAL THINGS-PHYSICAL THINGS ARE MADE FROM THEM.

Sabda taranga matri kosher pran

Sound is the eternal womb of the Mother

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Fountain in Sikkim picture by JRC

It is the chalice from which light emanates

Anander dhyan atmar dhyan bramher purnanga

Maa sabde prashfutito haay komol ba padme (lotus)

Omkar hate shaktir beej dharon kare maa

Shankar sadai nitya anabrito

Tar sibomay aruper rup bahankari maa

 

Dark clouds adumbrate

Celestial pooling on earth

Her face hidden by dry grass and stone

Is the dead skin of a Snake…

They will rise in their majestic motion

Because the free particle of time is music

The Adi Nagas are the guardian spirits

They have protected the ancient Gnostic technology of consciousness

When the heart circumambulates the great mountain

Then kala will illuminate the serpent’s of power

Through varying non-local key signalling process

That cannot be decoded from the holographic spheres

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”His only purpose for remaining in his body is to impart his knowledge to others”-Shiva Sutas

”The joy of his Samadhi is bliss for the whole universe”- Shiva Sutras

 

Nagas in Buddhist Painting

 

The rhythm that captures the soul

Is the essence of universal frequency

When flowers bloom and stars die

The silent ripple intoxicates the dance

It becomes spontaneous like a geyser

Touching the timeless continuum of existence

Forever and ever;

The blank face becoming the eye

Witnesses the event

Action less withdrawing to a point

The tongue red as the membrane of the sun

Thirsty like the receding shores of a song

That has never touched the ocean’s milky way

Is awaiting the chariots of dawn

Enfolded in geraniums and dewy tea rose

To become the undying music the calliopes play

In the void the lutes of fire string no more…

Shiva in perpetual movement mirrors the creation from the still point

The axis of the creation is Mt. Kailash

It is the yogic pyramid of synergetic micro-state forces

Issuing frequencies that lends matter its form and shape

Through the vortex in the plasma centre, interstellar journeys are possible

Can the Spirit gyrate around the axis (Mt. Kalilash)?

That is the Dance of Shiva

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Mt Kailash/Yungdrung Gutsek/Gang Ti-Se (Precious Snow Mountain)

A loop must unfold via the womb of the Celestial Mother,

The grace bound ever perfected state of Samadhi that is forever unexcelled

‘’I” in the objective world is a phenomenal case of mind/matter dualism

“I” in the subjective world is a noumenal case of non-dualism

When these two interchangeable states are uniformly poised,

There is transcendental bliss of enlightenment

There is an adorable mantra that recites on its own

It fills the super-voids with the plenum of existence perpetuating space-time geometries

That is the anadi-adi yoga mudra of the primordial adinkras

Folded light-matter super-symmetrical qubits

Chanting Om Namah Shivaya….

In the yoni of the cosmic receptacle

-J

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Press Release:

Vision-Box inaugurates Office in New Delhi

 

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Lisbon, 2nd of July, 2018 – The new Vision-Box office located in the heart of New Delhi is now formally open and in operation.

The goal of this investment is to accelerate the introduction of digital identity solutions and seamless travel technology in the Travel,  Border Control, Smart Government and Smart City fields. The new office will address the growing demand for biometric digital identity services within the travel industry, as well as by government and private companies.

An official reception was held last week, on the 27th of June, hosted by Vision-Box and the Embassy of Portugal in New Delhi, gathering the highest Indian and Portuguese Government representatives, as well as high profile individuals from the aviation sector.

 

Learn more here: https://www.vision-box.com/pressroom/press-releases/vision-box-inaugurates-office-in-new-delhi
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Reading Beneath the ‘Faces’: Serge Anton’s Photography and the Non-Local Discreetness of Each Moments

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Tonpa Shenrab Miwo, Triten Norbutse (Bon) Monastery, Nepal, photograph by Joy Roy Choudhury

Sometimes I do wonder what makes a photograph so fascinating. Is it the observed or the capture, or, the technology used to observe the observed, or, something hidden beneath the observed that it brings out, some recurrent pattern or archetype that gives the photograph something to stand out from the clutter of objects in our every day life. Does the photograph throw any light on the mind of the photographer? Does it tell anything about his level of perception, as he is the one who is choosing the subject of his photography? Adding another perspective to it, does the photograph hold a key or passport to eternity? Lets look into it. If the photograph captures a moment or say a decisive moment, then we are talking about a precise fragment of space-time which is discreet or can be called a quanta. Instead of thinking about the linearity of time because our neural networking is conditioned that way, we can think about discontinuous moments and there are infinitesimal gaps in between these moments. At the subquantum level, these are interference patterns of wave fronts which are captured in the photograph. Through the photograph is a presence because our brains are Fourier analyzing the wave forms, they are  in fact frequencies which have their origin not at the manifested level of reality but at the implicate level which is the quantum potential. Out of that quantum potential, the photographer is able to manifest one aspect of it in a kind of coordinated movement (also called Holomovement by David Bohm). What does it then tell about the photograph? Though the photograph is a local thing-event, but, what is fundamental is the deeper reality behind it, not, time but the timeless that it represents. That is possible because the photographer is a witness or observer- he is not adding anything to reality. He just capturing “things as they are”. And these discreet ”thing-events” (ji) are like mirrors reflecting each other ad infinitum creating an orchestrated dance like billions of jewels in a necklace each reflecting each other and thereby creating an entire ensemble through mutual interpenetration. Each jewel or dew drop reflects the whole (though of lower resolution) and is a passport to the timeless and the eternal.

The Face Is The Mirror Of The Soul – Serge Anton

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I would like all of you to have a look at Serge’s work, these faces capture the timeless frozen in time. The observer’s consciousness have archived those beautiful moments that capture the essence of existence and bliss. This is what reality is all about – at both levels, the manifested biological level of physical forms, and, at a deeper fundamental level of subquantum reality, the level of the formless or the unmanifest which is more fundamental.  It is the TAO or the Brahman Or the Void which manifests our individuality out of love and compassion (karuna), and if you use the great wisdom or ”maha-prajna” then everything goes back into the timeless as possibilities in consciousness, into the formless undifferentiated, unborn Self which you verily are -”Tat Tvam Asi” (That Thou Art). Here, the photographer is the SEER, the witness, all-pervasive, perfect, non-dual, free, intelligent, action-less, desire-less, unattached and serene – that is the true nature of the Self. The moment photographed is the beautiful tapestry of wordless silence, each face having its own narrative which reflects all other narratives – faces reflecting each other and resembling the whole, the ensemble in a synergistic dance that comes from “the empty theater and empty circus and empty universe
ready to accommodate any act and any audience”. (Buckminster Fuller on Vector Equilibrium)

So, you can take a look at Serge Anton’s work from his book Faces by Lannoo Publishers and enjoy every discreet moment.

FACES from Lannoo Publishers is an exquisitely designed book of beautiful portraits taken by internationally renowned photographer, Serge Anton. Each portrait has been photographed on Anton’s countless travels in Africa and Asia over the last 30 years.

Each portrait tells wordless stories, as they reveal a certain resemblance in the exotic faces of faraway cultures- details in their eyes and wrinkles that seem to reflect the wisdom of lifetimes. There is no text to explain each portrait as Anton wants readers to be intrigued by the portrait no matter where, how or when it was taken.

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For More Information on Serge Anton’s work, pls get in touch with

Jenna Fazio

Public Relations Assistant

CAROL LEGGETT PUBLIC RELATIONS

39 West 14th Street Suite 405

New York, NY 10011

(212) 727-2155

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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, London

 

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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets

-J

Through the Gates of Copenhagen by the Meta-Cognitive Bliss of the Observer: ‘ENTERING INTO THE DHARMADHATU’ (Dharmadhatu Pravesa)

 

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Bohr, Heisenberg and Pauli: The Copenhagen Interpretation 

“The Self is not in any object, nor is any object in the Self which is infinite and signless. Hence I am free from attachment and desire. Serene in this (knowledge) alone I abide

Natma bhavesu no bhavastatranate niranjane

Ityasakto sprhah santa etadevahamasthitah”

-Ashtavakra Gita

Anatomizing the Self, the Witness or the Observer

Through the cloud consciousness of the primordial mind

Hui-neng’s no mind of the samadhi state is beyond space-time construct

Wu-hsin and Wu-nien are the neural correlates of wu-wei or non-doing in Gita

However, there are computations, consciousness is beyond comprehensibility

 

Flowers Near Tashiding

Flowers Near Tashiding Monastery, Sikkim 

The silent flower

With all its variegated beauty is the unborn in the unborn

That is the expression of transcendental bliss

It abides in itself beyond the duality of relativism

Therefore we contend to non-origination and the primordial singleness of the self (ajativada)

Brahman is Brahman

It is unborn and all-pervading

It confers supreme peace and tranquility

Sivam Santam

With manifestation (only apparent), comes Dependent Origination or Relativistic Existence

There is doer or the ego – there is duality and opacity and obdurateness

In the luminosity of the Self – there is transparent interpenetration

Ashtavakra talks about non-origination of the Self

It does not spring from anything!

Yajnavalkya in Brihadarankya Upanishad says:

“When born, he is not born again;

who indeed can generate him?”

he is always unborn (aja) and non-dual (advaya)

The self is all that exists (sarvam atma) – knowing this be happy!

This is same as Vasudevah sarvam of Bhagavadgita (vii, 19)

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Japanese Buddhist Monastery, Kolkata 

When the Zen Master asks questions like

Who Am I? Where Am I? Whence Do I Come?

Whither DO I Go? – an inquiry into the Self-Nature (Svabhava) of Reality

The questions are pointed in such way so that it corresponds to self-abidance

which is indeed the meaning of WELLBEING OR SWASTHYA or TRUE HAPPINESS

Where do the Bodhisattvas reside? Where is the Self abiding?

In the Eternal Now which is the present moment, quiescent and illuminating

The Self abides in its own abode continuously radiating maha-karuna from the center

The past and the future signals have interpenetrated each other (from their respective de-sitter event horizons ) and have become the present moment which too keeps on changing

In this eternal present the Buddha or the Awakened One has fixed his abode which is no abode (the mind has no abode)

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Flowing Mountain Stream, Yuksom, Sikkim 

This is the universe of luminosity where space time is obliterated

 

This scene of complete transcendental interpenetration is called

The Entering into the Dharmadhatu (dharmadhatu pravesa)

How did you get in?

Through the Gates of Copenhagen by the bliss of the Witness!

Leaving behind nothing – I jump into the ocean of existence.

-J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awakening with the Birds ‘in their Chambers of Green’: The Zen Art of Story-Telling and the ‘Haiku’ Garden of Doodling

Divine Mother Symbol

”Light” 

From the quickened womb of the primal gloom,

Flowers that Invoke the Creative Life-Force

Flowers that Invoke the Creative Life-Force

The sun rolled, black and bare,

Till I wove him a vest for his Ethiop breast,

Of the threads of my golden hair;

And when the broad tent of the firmament

Arose on its airy spars,

I pencilled the hue of its matchless blue,

And spangled it around with stars.

I painted the flowers of the Eden bowers,

White Jasmine in Bloom

”Leaves of Living Green” – Sri Aurobindo 

And their leaves of living green,

And mine were the dyes in the sinless eyes

Of Eden’s Virgin queen;

And when the fiend’s art in the truthful heart

Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form or Nirvana is Samsara or Samsara is Nirvana- Highest Doctrine

Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form or Nirvana is Samsara or Samsara is Nirvana- Highest Doctrine

Had fastened its mortal spell,

In the silvery sphere of the first-born tear

To the trembling earth I fell.

When the waves that burst o’er a world accurst

Their work of wrath had sped,

And the Ark’s lone few, tried and true,

Came forth among the dead.

With the wondrous gleams of the bridal beams,

I bade their terrors cease,

As I wrote on the roll of the storm’s dark scroll

God’s covenant of peace.

Like a pall at rest on the senseless breast,

Night’s funeral shadow slept—

Where shepherd swains on Bethlehem’s plains,

Their lonely vigils kept,

When I flashed on their sight, the heralds bright,

Of Heaven’s redeeming plan,

As they chanted the morn, the Saviour born—

Joy, joy, to the outcast man!

Equal favour I show to the lofty and low,

On the just and the unjust I descend:

E’en the blind, whose vain spheres, roll in
darkness and tears,

Feel my smile—the blest smile of a friend.

Nay, the flower of the waste by my love is embraced,

As the rose in the garden of kings:

At the chrysalis bier of the morn I appear,

And lo! the gay butterfly wings.

The desolate morn, like the mourner forlorn,

Conceals all the pride of her charms,

Till I bid the bright hours, chase the night from
her flowers,

And lead the young day to her arms.

And when the gay rover seeks Eve for her lover,

And sinks to her balmy repose,

I wrap the soft rest by the zephyr-fanned west,

In curtains of amber and rose.

Child with Flowers by French Painter Bouguereau

Child with Flowers by French Painter Bouguereau

From my sentinel steep by the night-brooded deep

I gaze with the unslumbering eye,

When the cynosure star of the mariner

Is blotted out from the sky:

And guided by me through the merciless sea,

Though sped by the hurricane’s wings,

His companionless, dark, lone, weltering bark,

To the haven home safely he brings.

I waken the flowers in the dew-spangled bowers,

The birds in their chambers of green,

And mountain and plain glow with beauty again,

As they bask in their matinal sheen.

O, if such the glad worth of my presence on earth,

Though fitful and fleeting the while,

What glories must rest on the home of the blessed,

Ever bright with the Deity’s smile.

– Sri Aurobindo, 1st poem at the age of 10, written in Manchester, UK (appeared in Fox’s Weekly 11th Jan, 1883)

This is the pure consciousness of the witnessing self best experienced when the mind is young and fresh and most importantly is de-conditioned. The state of Blakean ”innocence” is also a state void of action, pure and self-luminous. The child is closest to nature since he/she is born out of nature and the growth process is natural and organic. The child sees ‘things as they are’ not coloured by opinions and complexity of the thought processes and, therefore, much closer to the divinity shining inside. This is also the state of primordial awakening not by any effort but by the grace of the Self:  ”I waken the flowers in the dew-spangled bowers,
The birds in their chambers of green,…” this is closest to a satori experience in Zen. Here, if you read with awareness, you will find a circularity in the composition which starts from a central point in the petal (which is T.S. Eliot’s ‘the still point of the turning world’ in the Four Quartets/here the ‘quickened womb’) and moves along cyclically to the outermost petal creating arrangements through the psycho-kinesthetic process of creative mind exploring the experience of childhood innocence and beauty. Mind is like mirror reflecting anything that falls before it but doesn’t retain any form or shape itself. This which is our very nature is the ”buddha nature” already pure and unstained by any causality. As Ashtavakra said: the bondage is this that you practice samadhi.

Lao Tzu has said often that the natural order is an indefinable order. Man is already organic to the whole system in the universe. The separation of man and nature is because of the thinking process and is only an apparent reality. And the seer-poet of Tao and Zen sings: ”picking chrysanthemums on the eastern fence/gazing in silence of the southern hills/the birds fly home to the soft mountain air of dusk…

So, the fundamental teaching is the art of suspending thought and react spontaneously like the universe (like the child, or, like the flowers, bees and birds). For the artist or the sculptor, it comes down to one single brush stroke or action where there is unity and no differentiation between the body and mind (and its thoughts). This is also mindfulness or moment to moment non-judgemental awareness. In the spontaneity of rhythm the differentiation is severed and the dancer and the dance become one.

“O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,/ Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?/ O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,/ How can we know the dancer from the dance?” (”Among School Children, W.B. Yeats)

The dancer and the dance cannot be separated; while playing the musical instrument at the zenith of creativity the musician and the instrument (sitar or violin) are one. This unity of consciousness is our very nature, our primordial being our own nirvana.

-J

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Press Release

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ARE YOU A DREAM DOODLER?

Are you a nature enthusiast? And do you love stories? Then you will love the ikebana-inspired story gardens conceptualised and created by Alokananda Mukherjee.

You will find winnie the pooh jumping into the bucket of honey in the 100 acre woods while the thirsty crow is cleverly strategizing to quench his thirst from the pitcher amidst nature. The smile of contentment on the face of the cute little monks will touch your heart while the white Budhha statue in the middle of the serene nature will sooth your senses.

All these will be presented to you in a mini garden which can be placed at any part of your house or office as a wonderful piece of art.

Visit the stall of ‘Dream Doodlers’ at the Bangkok Bazar which will be held on 14th and 15th of March at 4A, Short street.

Event:Bangkok Bazar

Stall of Dream Doodlers

Date:14th-15th March’2018

Time:11am-8pm’

Venue:Ganpati banquet,4A, Short street

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Cheers!

Dream Doodlers

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Setting the Controls for the Heart of the Sun: Pattern Recognition and Thermal Projection of the Luminous Self

An Impression of the True Light

Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet circa French Impressionism, April 1874

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Pink Floyd

 

‘A glorious shining Angel of the Way

Figure (Surya). Made of stone (basalt).

Surya (Sun) Figure circa 10-11th Century made of basalt stone, acquired by British Museum in 1972

Presented to the seeking of the soul

The sweetness and the might of an idea,

Each deemed Truth’s intimate fount and summit force,

The heart of the meaning of the universe,

Perfection’s key, passport to Paradise.

…….

Light stood embraced by light, fire wedded fire.

– Book II, Canto XII, Savitri, Sri Aurobindo

 

Every sentient being, speaking as I, may say to his phenomenal self, ‘Be Still! and know that I am God!’

”All human evil comes from this: man’s being unable to sit still in a room”

-Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

At the still point

doing and non-doing are meaningless

they have cancelled out

so, are the differentials of inside and outside

open or close, dissipative or non-dissipative structures have faded into oblivion

What happens to the dream state after awakening?

there was no dream, neither, was there any buddha or awakening

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Mandala of the Sun God, Surya flanked by 8 planetary deities, Artist: Kitaharasa circa 1379; distemper on cloth, Nepal courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA copyright MET Museum of Art, NY

the self in its transcendental glory is the shining sun that is…

it manifests for its multiplicity the solar grid to engineer feeling-centric learning processes

actually, there is no becoming or evolution outside the dream

there is am-ness and pure subjectivity

”Infinite is, indeed, my wealth of which nothing is mine.

If Mithila is burnt, nothing that is mine is burnt” (Janaka, Santiparva, Mahabharata)

The true Self is infinite as taught by Astavakra and Yajnavalkya to King Janaka

“The entire universe is the Self”

“In the Ocean of existence the one (the pure Self) only was, is and will be.

There is neither bondage nor salvation for you. Fulfill yourself and move about happily.

And in the Shiva Sutras you learn that when knowledge is destroyed, the dream is seen.

they all correspond to a clear pattern recognition which is recollection of the Self luminosity where dream or appearance is burnt.

But nothing is burnt or dissolved in the true sense,

There never was a Bodhi Tree

Nor any character other than the Self

When there is only the witness or the observer

what is  the meaning of liberation or freedom?

”As I have known the Supreme Self who is the eternal Person as the Witness

and who is the Lord, I have no desire for bondage and liberation, nor care for salvation.”

-J

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PRESS RELEASE

2018-063-EN

9th March, 2018

 

Record EUR 1 billion European Investment Bank support for global solar investment confirmed ahead of International Solar Alliance summit

  • Largest ever backing for solar investment by world’s largest international public bank
  • India leading country for EIB solar investment
  • Strengthened engagement for solar energy in developing and emerging economies expected

In 2017 the European Investment Bank provided EUR 1.05 billion of new financing for solar energy projects around the world, representing the largest ever annual support by the EIB to the solar sector.

Ahead of the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi the European Investment Bank also confirmed strengthened engagement to support significant expansion of solar energy in developing and emerging economies.

“Solar power is providing clean energy for millions of people around the world and solar energy now represents the single largest source of new power generation. The fate of this planet depends on continuing to expand the use of renewable energy to support sustainable economic growth. This can be achieved through improved access to energy alongside scaling up a viable alternative to fossil fuels. The European Investment Bank – the EU bank – welcomes the vision of the International Solar Alliance to ensure those countries most vulnerable to climate change can harness the proven potential of solar power,” said Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank.

India leading focus of EIB backed solar investment outside Europe

India was the leading recipient of EIB financing for solar investment outside the European Union, both in 2017 and overall since 2013. The EIB has approved a total of EUR 640 million of new investment in solar projects in India set to provide clean energy to an estimated 4.2 million households and save more than 4 million tons of carbon emissions.

“The European Union and India are committed to implementing the Paris Climate agreement and working together to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, including ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. As the European Union’s bank, the EIB has a strong track record of supporting transformational investment in India and working with Indian partners to enhance solar investment across this country to benefit millions of Indian households.” said H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union.

President Werner Hoyer will lead a high-level European Investment Bank Delegation to attend the International Solar Alliance summit, taking place in New Delhi this week. During the visit the EIB will confirm significant new support for EUR 500 million of new renewable energy investment across India in partnership with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).

Strengthened EIB financing for solar investment in developing and emerging economies

The European Investment Bank is committed to increasing support for climate related investment, including renewable energy, in developing and emerging economies to represent 35% of overall financing activity.

“More than a trillion dollars of new solar investment will be required by 2030 to deploy affordable solar energy. The European Investment Bank has a unique technical and financing experience of supporting solar projects around the world, enabling new research to further reduce deployment costs and mobilising renewable energy investment. The International Solar Alliance looks forward to welcoming President Hoyer and his colleagues to New Delhi to discuss strengthened cooperation in the years ahead.” said H.E. Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General of the International Solar Alliance.

During the International Solar Alliance summit the EIB will outline the key role of solar energy investment across a range of technologies to reduce carbon emissions and increase access to clean energy.

Global support for solar investment to address local energy priorities

New EIB financing for solar investment in 2017 included backing for new projects in India, Mexico and Peru, as well as 13 European Union countries.

Since 2002 the EIB has financed more than EUR 6.35 billion of new solar energy investment and 50% of solar investment financed by the EIB in the last 7 years is located in developing and emerging economies. Reflecting the global solar engagement in recent years the EIB has financed photovoltaic and concentrated solar power projects across Africa in Morocco, South Africa and Burkina Faso, in Latin America in Nicaragua and Peru, in Asia in India and Vietnam as well as Turkey and Israel.

This has enabled significant expansion of access to energy using clean power production and contributed to improved economic activity and social benefits. In the coming weeks the EIB is expected to confirm significant financing for off-grid solar projects across Africa.

Background information:

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the long-term lending institution of the European Union owned by its Member States. It makes long-term finance available for sound investment in order to contribute towards EU policy goals.

Further information about EIB support for solar investment, engagement in India and activities around the International Solar Alliance summit can be found here: http://www.eib.org/infocentre/events/all/international-solar-alliance-summit

 

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Solar Investment Projects in India and European Invest Bank

Press contacts:

EIB: Richard Willisr.willis@eib.org, Tel.: +352 4379 82155, +352 621 555 758

Shirin Wheeler (in New Delhi), s.wheeler@eib.org, Tel:  +44 7827445611

Website: www.eib.org/press – Press Office: +352 4379 21000 – press@eib.org

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Mother’s Blessings Encoded on the Path to ”Total Surrender”: Deep Learning and the Praxis of Going Beyond Mind 

Om Maa

Divine Mother

Mirra Alfassa: The Divine Mother

Divine Mother’s Blessings Encoded on the Path to Total Surrender: Deep Learning and the Praxis of Going Beyond Mind

“Strength shall be with her like a conqueror’s sword

And from her eyes the Eternal’s bliss shall gaze”.

– Savitri, Book III: The Book of the Divine Mother Canto IV: The Vision and the Boon,

Sri Aurobindo                                                                       Divine Mother Symbol

The dark ignorance of matter

And the falsehood of its twin, the mind

Are billion of years old;

They are the expressions in the cosmic web

They are the connecting fibers

And yet, they are limited to space and time

Only articulate to the senses and not beyond

The Self is the witness to these things

Sri Aurobindo and Divine Mother photograph by Henri Cartier Bresson circa 1950

Sri Aurobindo and Divine Mother photograph by Henri Cartier Bresson circa 1950

Untouched and completely pure

it’s the shining source of all bliss

The conscious existence of the self is timeless

Satyam Jnaanam Anantam Brahma (Taittiriya Upanishad 2.1.1)

The journey of man’s quest to higher consciousness takes place under the auspices of the Self

The operational hermeneutics is designed by the Divine Mother (Adi Shakti)

With signals encoded on the path to total surrender (Samarpan)

No one does surrender

There’s no doer, only a witness

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Sri Ramana Maharshi

An observer, the Self

The small ego mind (or me) tries with effort

Krishna the Little Child Artwork Courtesy Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

The Little Child Krishna

Caught up in web of ignorance and doubt

He tries every other path that he can grasp

And fails and dies,

And comes back again and again

To script the tragedy of the earth

An Ecstatic Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna in Ecstasy

Shakespearean rag or a Sophoclean grandeur?

Or, a comedy entailed in the irony of Waiting?

The circus goes on…

With new players and plays

And their farcical movements? 2nd or 3rd?

Symphonies are lost and found

Cities destroyed and annihilated

And prayers broken by a cacophony of words

or under the effect of gravity?

(Is it not the source and origin of the very idea of  weight?)

Working out mathematical models for further evolution

Who has passed all these eons from pre-big bang to the particle smashers?

Who has survived to see what it is and shall be?

Who has endured the pain and the joy?

Who?

Tagore and Einstein

Tagore Einstein Meeting

The historians or the evolutionary biologists?

Or the theoretical physicists?

Or the technocrats?

Or the Politicians?

Only, the Observer is…

And surrender happens

Have faith in the Self (The Brahman)

And be blessed by the Mother

When King Janaka asked Ashtavakra

About knowledge, liberation and dispassion

The answer was:

”na pṛthvī na jalaṁ nāgnirna vāyurdyaurna vā bhavān eṣāṁ sākṣiṇamātmānaṁ cidrūpaṁ viddhi muktaye” 1.3

”You do not consist of the elements – earth, water, fire, air or even ether. To be liberated, know yourself as consisting of consciousness, the witness of these”.

”yadi dehaṁ pṛthak kṛtya citi viśrāmya tiṣṭhasi adhunaiva sukhī śānto bandhamukto bhaviṣyasi”

”If only you will remain resting in consciousness, seeing yourself as distinct from the body, then even now you will become happy, peaceful and free from bonds”. 1.4

Are there any direct messages on consciousness than these?

Be touched by the grace of the divine mother and know thyself

Allow openness and not rigidity

Let the neural networks reconfigure themselves

the descent of consciousness has to take place from a higher dimension

from the noumenal center

then, you have abandoned the doer in you

And awakening is waking-up to what is here

And now….witnessing

Om Maa

 

-J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

122nd Birth Anniversary of Sri Dilip Kumar Roy, 22nd Jan, 2018: Realization in the Cellular Mind and Supramental Descent from the Point of Singularity

 

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Sri Dilip Kumar Roy and his college friends in England, 1920

ABOVE: Sri Dilip Kumar Roy and his college friends in England, 1920. CLOCKWISE from lower left: D.K. Roy, K.P. Chatterji, Subhash Chandra Bose (Netaji), C.C. Desai.  Pictures courtesy Pilgrims of the Stars- Dilip Kumar Roy and Indira Devi/ Excerpt from Pilgrims of the Stars/ Dada ji & Indira Ma picture courtesy Hari Krishna Mandir Archives- website: http://www.harikrishnamandirindiraniloy.com/

 

His ways are strange, bewildering!

Sri Balaram and Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna (R) and Sri Balaram (L), Old Indian Art

To fathom Him I fail.

How He fulfils our hearts with His love

Devi Sarasvati, Goddess of Learning Bengal Kalighat Painting

Devi Saraswati, Goddess of Learning, Kalighat Painting Bengal

O Friend, I cannot tell.

 

I learned to laugh through tears and staked

My all to glimpse His Face:

I won Him by becoming His,

Lost all and gained His Grace.

 

Relentlessly He weaned me from

My lesser loves, my kin,

Till even the mate I once had hailed

Loomed far and alien.

 

Now dead I am grown to fear and shame

In my lone quest for Thee:

Strange, none befriends when thou becom’st

One’s friend, O Mystery!

(Song that came to Indira Maa after 14 hours of meditation at Mussorie, 1949. Dadaji, i.e. Sri Dilip Kumar Roy translated it into English. The original song was in simple Hindi. – from a spiritual science point of view some sort of super-luminal synapse taking place in the brain by mediation of Non-Local Consciousness, thereby articulating in simple harmony the essence of the Lord as expressed in Srimad Bhagavatam)- The Advent of Mira, Pilgrims of the Stars, Autobiography of Two Yogis, Dilip Kumar Roy and Indira Devi

Sri Dilip Kumar Roy with Sri Sita Ram Das Omkarnath Ji  and Mata Indira Devi

Sri Dilip Kumar Roy with Sri Sita Ram Das Omkarnath Ji and Mata Indira Devi

 

MY FIRST MEETING WITH SRI AUROBINDO:

Sri Dilip Kumar Roy: “You must, then, realize it yourself first?”

Sri Aurobindo: “Obviously. Be it a new realization or light or idea- it must first descend into one person from whom it radiates out in widening circles to others. Doesn’t the Gita, too, say that the ways of the best of men act as models to the rest? In the Integral Yoga, however, the work starts after the realization, whereas in most other yogas it ends with the realization. The reason is that I am primarily at manifestation, for which I must, obviously, reach the Supramental myself before I can bring it to bear on our earth-consciousness. For this, ascent has to be the first step- descent is the next.”

Sri Dilip Kumar Roy: “How will the descent work, to start with?”

Sri Aurobindo: “When the Supramental touches our being, our consciousness will overpass its twilit stage of the mental, where the Divine Truth is distorted, into the upper regions where light has free play, that is, where there are no such distortions. This will in its turn bring about the transformation of mind, life and body, as that will be one of the functions of the Force as its inception in the world of matter, generally- to usher in subsequently the new era in man’s living. You must not misunderstand me. What I want to achieve is the bringing down of the Supramemtal to bear on this being of ours so as to raise it to a level higher than the mental and from there change and sublimate the workings of mind, life and body….”

Sri Dilip Kumar Roy with Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guha Roy

Sri Dilip Kumar Roy with Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guha Roy

Processing symbols

Connecting with the aural frequencies of the bees and birds,

Sri Aurobindo Symbol

Sri Aurobindo amd Divine Mother Symbol

 

With the faraway spiral galaxies

With the dewy grass, stone artefacts and mandalas

Under the shade of the peepal and banyan trees

Silence adumbrates wisdom of the new era

And the boat leaves for the other side,

The fisherman’s song and the cradle of stars

Are there to commute and encounter a synapse

The river rolls itself

Unfolding into the cherubic circles of the night jasmines at bloom

The optic nerves connecting data

Divine Mother Symbol

Divine Mother Symbol

To the point of singularity

Through realization in the cellular mind

Optimizing surrender through energy vortex of the earth

Completing the circuit

With convolutional patterns and symmetries

Leveraging time

For the Timeless Descent!

-J

 

 

 

Freed from the Burden of ‘GRAVITY’, should we not dance- not only in the Body, but also in the Mind?- TESLA-VIVEKANANDA Hyper-link to NETWORK CONVERGENCE

Swami Vivekananda

 

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake”. – Henry David Thoreau

“When Knowledge is destroyed the dream is seen”. (Shiva Sutras)

So, PRACTICE META-COGNITION.

‘Thought and Conceptuality are always held up to us by the Masters as the obstacle to Áwakening”. (The 10th Man, Wei Wu Wei)

Brain Data Interface

It was at a party given by Sarah Bernhardt that Nikola Tesla probably first met Swami Vivekananda. [9] Sarah Bernhardt was playing the part of ‘Iziel’ in a play of the same name. It was a French version about the life of Bhudda. The actress upon seeing Swami Vivekananda in the audience, arranged a meeting which was also attended by Nikola Tesla”. (Nilola Tesla and Swami Vivekananda by Mr. Toby Grotz, President, Wireless Engineering) – From Tesla Memorial Society of New york

 

The first encounter                                                                          Swami Vivekananda room in Antpur

Pulsation of a receding star

Evoking the rhythm of the flower garland sutra     

Healing Buddha

The Awakened One

In the plinth of a rocky bed

In the calcite under the ocean floor;

The moving mist

Beholds the sunshine on her lap

Partaking radiance of a musk deer

Synchronous with choric silence

That etches itself on the patterns of a leaf

Composing poetics that defies gravity

An arrow shot into the sky

A moment of surrender

Perhaps, that of self dissolution

Through the eternal gap in the circuit      

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Lord Vishnu and Multiverses

Knowing the Way

Like a calf in an ocean of milking stars

Perfecting beneficence

By awakening to a time beyond mind

In that unbounded serenity, the BRIDGE…

Chetonar vaikunthe

Pipashay bhara hrad

Mukto praner abhishikto prem

Tar tarjanir sharay rajani kamalakanta alokmay pradip

Jyotsnar rasa-samudre se snigdha banpalashir madhurangam

Ei bodher udoy suryer aloksparshe chinmay aurobindo

Ar alokanandar strote baye jay koto ajana katha

Baye jay biramhin ganer muhurto guli

Chakrer chande beje othe kato bhubon naad

Ora budbuder nay miliye jay

Tarjanir esharay

Jetha amar astitwo ar nei….

10/11—01-18

-J


Press Release

Illuminating London’s West End This January 
What’s On in London’s West End during Lumiere London18th – 21st January 2018 

 

 

The spotlight is set to shine on London’s West End as the iconic location takes on a new light as part of the UKs largest light festival Lumiere London, produced by Artichoke and supported by Mayor of London.

 

Over four free nights from 18th-21st January, the UKs most visited destination, which boasts some of the world’s best hotels, restaurants, bars, theatres, art galleries and shopping experiences – will take centre stage at this spectacular light festival.

 

More than 16 UK and international artists will transform some of the most iconic and celebrated landmarks, streets and location across London’s West including Carnaby, Chinatown London, Leicester Square, Mayfair, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street St James’s, Seven Dials, Covent Garden and St James’s Market, into a vast outdoor exhibition space, offering audiences new and surprising perspectives on the world famous streets and iconic landmarks.

 

As well as getting the opportunity to witness some of the area’s most historic landmarks in a dazzling new light, visitors and Londoners will be able to sample a host of other incredible activities taking place in the area throughout January – so why not make a weekend of it this January and enjoy the unlimited opportunities for discovery across London’s West End.

 

Lumiere Returns To London’s West End

 

*more installations to be announced in January 2018

 

ACROSS LONDON’S WEST END

Be sure not to catch the The Umbrellas Project which will be taking on the West End streets. A choreographed performance piece using LED umbrellas by Bristol-based Cirque Bijou which has been working with community groups in Redbridge, Greenwich, Lambeth and Waltham Forest through a series of choreography and performance workshops to create a glowingly beautiful artwork that will pop-up in different locations across London’s West End.

 

CARNABY

Head to Ganton Street to view the 51 oversized Light Bulbs suspended from the sky. The LED light bulbs light up in a rainbow of colours, creating a spectacular light show. The Giant Plug on Ganton Street is a characteristic feature of Carnaby. This award-winning piece of urban art is lit up at night and changes colour regularly.

 

CHINATOWN LONDON

A flock of extraordinary flame coloured Flamingos will waft serenely amongst the crowds in Chinatown London, designed by the ever imaginative Jo Pocock and the Lantern Company.

 

GROSVENOR SQUARE, MAYFAIR

Northern Lights by Aleksandra Stratimirovic at Grosvenor Square is inspired by the enthralling experience of viewing the aurora borealis, recreated in a spectacular and poetic natural light phenomenon in Grosvenor Square. Passers-by will be able to experience the wonder and magic of the shimmering northern lights in a city and a place where they would never naturally appear.

 

LEICESTER SQUARE GARDENS

One of the oldest and most established entertainment centers in the UK will be transformed into an evocative illuminated world, bringing a sense of the wild into the heart of the city, lead artist Jo Pocock and the Lantern Company – Nightlife. Populated by a host of curious nocturnal creatures in a luminous secret garden, the installation plays with the tension between wild spaces and urban city life. A world away from the hustle and bustle of the capital, this busy, central area will become a space for quiet reflection and a gathering place to celebrate the beautiful and wild.

 

SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, MAYFAIR

South Audley Street in Mayfair will host Bough 3 a new commission for Lumiere London by British artist and lighting designer, Simon Corder – vivid tubes of fluorescent light will grow up the façade of this significant Mayfair building, climbing like ivy up the wall, over and around the ornate decorations in the brickwork, bathing the surrounding site in a soft blue light. This will be a third in a series of Bough projects by Corder, previously installed in Glasgow and at Oxo Tower Wharf.

 

PICCADILLY

The Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly will become the canvas for a brand new installation inspired by the flowing lyrical movements of Matisse’s dancing figures. Artist Rhys Coren has created Love, an animation of two intricately paper-cut figures who will dance elegantly across the building’s stone facade, clasping each other in romantic embrace.

 

REGENT STREET

The world famous Hotel Café Royal on Regent Street will host Voyage by Camille Gross & Leslie Epzstein (France). The installation is inspired by the physical journey through time and space, from the Industrial Revolution, through the Belle Epoque and both World Wars, arriving at the present day. It is characterised by the immediate and frantic speed of travel, all measured by the rhythmic movement of a giant illuminated clock and projected onto the facade of the Hotel Café Royal building on Regent Street.

 

ST JAMES’S MARKET, ST JAMES’S 

At St James’s Market discover Supercube by artist Stefane Masson who will transform 450 ordinary Kilner jars into a magical multi-screen cube full of surprises. A miniature giraffe, a pink elephant or a miniature version of yourself are just some of the many small moving images that can be found when you peer inside one of Masson’s multi-coloured jars.

 

 

SOUTH MOLTON STREET, MAYFAIR

In the heart of Mayfair and just off the bustling Oxford Street, visitors can seek out Impulse by Canadian design practice, Lateral Office, a set of eight illuminated interactive seesaws that invite the public to find their inner-child and play in an urban, public space. The more they move, the more light and sound is produced, to create a kinetic and dynamic experience that is different for each user. The installation creates an intimate space for imaginative play where adults and children alike can experiment to create harmonic patterns through collective movement.

 

 

What’s On In London’s West End During Lumiere

 

From Carnaby to Covent Garden, and Leicester Square to Piccadilly, Regent Street and more, visitors to Lumiere can enjoy dazzling art displays whilst sampling London’s West End’s unrivalled arts and culture, delectable dining, outstanding shopping experience and world-famous hotels.

 

Exhibitions & Events
Royal Academy Of Arts

 

From Life

Until 11 March 2018

In December, the Royal Academy of Arts will present From Life, a special exhibition project that will examine what making art from life has meant to artists throughout history and how the practice is evolving as technology opens up new ways of creating and visualising artwork.

Physical Energy

Until 30 March 2018

The renowned equestrian sculpture by GF Watts, first displayed in the Royal Academy’s courtyard in 1904, returns 113 years later in a new bronze cast. The Royal Academy of Arts are presenting a new bronze cast of Physical Energy by George Frederic Watts RA. The culmination of Watts’s ambition in the field of public sculpture it embodies the artist’s belief that access to great art would bring immense benefits to the country at large.

National Gallery

 

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Until 2 April 2018

The exhibition will bring together for the first time the ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums, to explore the ways in which Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882), Sir John Everett Millais (1829–1896) and William Holman Hunt (1827–1910), among others, were influenced by the painting in their work.

 

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

Until 7 May 2018

The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of Degas’s works in the world. Rarely seen in public, this exhibition marks the first time the group of 20 pastels has been shown outside of Scotland, since they were acquired.

National Portrait Gallery Cézanne Portraits

Until 11 February 2018

This major international exhibition brings together for the first time over fifty of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, including works which have never been on public display in the UK. Cézanne (1839-1906) is one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century and his unique method of building form with colour and analytical approach to nature influenced the art of Cubists, Fauvists, and successive generations of avant-garde artists.

 

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Until 8 February 2018

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations.

Food and Drink Specials
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill A complimentary glass of champagne per person when dining at our restaurant during the period of the festival from 18th – 21st January 2018.
T & C’s:t Guests can either book in advance or quote “Lumiere Festival” at the door to receive one comp glass of champagne on arrival, but will have to order food off the lunch or dinner menu. The offer will be available for the duration of the festival.
Picturehouse

 

The Picturehouse café and first floor bar/restaurant will be welcoming visitors to Lumiere London. Film listings available here: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Picturehouse_Central/Whats_On
Hotel and Accommodation Specials
Every Hotel Piccadilly Special Lumiere Weekend Room Package
Booking Link: https://www.every-hotels.com/lumiere-light-festival-,special-offers_viewItem_201-en.html£160 for Standard Double and Twin room bookings.
• This offer is valid for stays between the 18th and 21st of January 2018 only
• Rates (based on Standard rooms): £160 inc. VAT
• Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable / cancellable
• This rate is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
• Prices are based on two adults sharing a Standard double / Twin room
• Prices are based per room, on a per night basis, including VAT
• Rates apply to new bookings only
• We reserve the right to make changes to this promotion and other restrictions may apply from time to time
Thistle Trafalgar hotel Special Lumiere Weekend Room Package
Booking Link: https://www.thistle.com/trafalgarsquare/special-offers_viewItem_551-en.html£150 for Standard Double and Twin room bookings
• This offer is valid for stays between the 18th and 21st of January 2018 only
• Rates (based on Standard rooms): £150 inc. VAT
• Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable / cancellable
• This rate is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
• Prices are based on two adults sharing a Standard double / Twin room
• Prices are based per room, on a per night basis, including VAT
• Rates apply to new bookings only
• We reserve the right to make changes to this promotion and other restrictions may apply from time to time
Planet Hollywood  

20% off Food, Drinks and Merchandise with the below link

http://www.planethollywoodlondon.com/downloads/lumiere2018.pdf

 

The Beaumont Hotel The weekend prices start at £382 per night for a Classic Room for 2 nights minimum, for arrival on Friday or Saturday night:

 

THE BEAUMONT WEEKEND

Includes ‘Help Yourself’ morning coffee, tea, juices, home-made viennoiseries and preserves in The Cub Room and a ‘Lumiere’ cocktail in the American Bar

https://www.thebeaumont.com/special-offers/special-weekend-rates

 

Our Advanced Purchase Rate is also available during this time, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, starting at £405 per night for a Classic Room

 

THE BEAUMONT ADVANCED PURCHASE RATE

Non-refundable Rate

Includes ‘Help Yourself’ morning coffee, tea, juices, home-made viennoiseries and preserves in The Cub Room and a ‘Lumiere’ cocktail in the American Bar

Policies:

Cancellations are not possible – a full and non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking

https://www.thebeaumont.com/special-offers/advanced-purchase-rate

 

 

Deliciously Ella Complimentary drink with any Supper bowl
The Ritz Inspired by the Lumiere festival that lights up London in a celebration of art and light,  The Ritz are proud to present their latest cocktail; London’s Lights. Their creation is a perfect balance of fruit and citrus that is an ideal way to start the evening before enjoying the sights and bright lights of London. London’s Lights cocktail will be available in The Rivoli Bar throughout the Lumiere festival.

 

(please see flyer attached that they created with an image)

Simit Sarayi Take a break from touring the dazzling Lumiere London installations and pop in to Simit Sarayi at Piccadilly Circus for a complimentary regular hot drink when you buy a pastry. A great opportunity to warm up and revive ready for more site seeing! Offer available 18th to 21st January from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.  T&C’s – Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer and applies to items including Melts, Borek and Wraps.

 

 

ENDS

For more information about Lumiere London and the festival programme across London’s West End and landmarks across the capital: www.visitlondon.com/lumiere

NOTES TO EDITORS

London’s West End

The UK’s most visited destination – London’s West End attracts more than 200 million visitors a year from across the globe. The area offers a globally unique and unrivalled mix of shopping, culture, food and entertainment and is home to many vibrant neighbourhoods. The West End is home to world famous landmarks from Piccadilly Lights and Trafalgar Square; the iconic shopping areas of Bond Street, Carnaby, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Seven Dials; cultural, creative and entertainment hotspots of Soho, Leicester Square, Piccadilly and Shaftesbury Avenue and world class hotels, luxury shopping, galleries and phenomenal global dining experiences across Mayfair and St James’s.  Key promotional partners for the West End include Westminster City Council, Grosvenor, Heart of London Business Alliance, New West End Company, Regent Street Association, Shaftesbury and The Crown Estate.

 

 

 

9th December 2017: Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guharoy’s Symphony of Love and the Field Dynamics of ‘Tapovan Katha’

kali da the dreamer

Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guharoy

ABOLITION OF OPPOSITES

ALL OPPOSITES ARE THE VOIDNESS OF MIND WHICH IS WHAT WE ARE- COGNIZED AS SUCH WHEN APPERCEIVED AS VOID OF OPPOSITION.

Purner hashi

Muhurter bashi

Bajiye tole maner swaralipir jhankar

Akhar ankurday hate surya-pushpe nibedwito kare pran

Ei pran e anander swarup-utsho o bandana

Ke bedhechey ei chanda?

Kar patashilpe hriday unmochito hay?

Who renders the heart song that brings in consummation?

Beyond the dialectic of space-time, I am

Forever still

Form pervading forms

Ending in the formless void

In the Xian-Ho-Yogishwara

Unborn unconditional

In the rhythm of the Supreme Divine

All is but love and love….

Hriday mantre “Amar Bhasha Bhalobasha” (Yogishwar Sri Sri Kalipada Guharoy)

-J