The Romantic Vision of THE STONE FROM THE SERIES (‘Chintamani’) and The Consciousness of the ‘Origin of Origins’

STONE FROM THE SERIES (‘Chintamani’)  by Artist Samij Datta

“Through the Stars I come, I bring the Chalice (Grail) covered with the Shield”.- Translated Nicholas Roerich from Sanskrit Insciptions Laid On The Stone

“A high and blank negation is not all,

A huge extinction is not God’s last word,

Life’s ultimate sense, the close of being’s course,

The meaning of this great mysterious world

In absolute silence sleeps an absolute Power”.- Book III: The Book of the Divine Mother/Canto II: The Adoration of the Divine Mother- Sri Aurobindo

  “Culture is based on Beauty and Knowledge”- Nicholas Roerich

“Awareness of Beauty saves the world”- Nicholas Roerich

“Wealth in itself does not generate Culture. But broadened and subtler thinking and the sense of Beauty produce that subtlety, that nobility of spirit which are distinctive for a cultured person. It is this kind of person that can build the future of light for its country”- Nicholas Roerich

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know”. – Ode on a Grecian Urn, John Keats

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still

 will keep

A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing”. – Endymion, John Keats

I (Chintamani)2012/Artist: Samij Datta 

“There is an art which in their piedness, shares

With great creating nature”.

Polixenes: Say there be;

Yet nature is made better by no mean,

But nature makes that mean; so ev’n that art,

Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art,

That nature makes” (From Winter’s Tale- Shakespeare)

From L-R: IV, III & II(Chintamani) 2012/Artist: Samij Datta                              

“An auxiliar light

Came from my mind which on the setting sun

Bestow’d new splendor…”- Prelude, William Wordsworth

Sri Krishna Sri Krishna Sri Krishna -In The Eye I Appear Again In The Stone

Jesus on the Chariot of Fire

O Come Peace Thy Last Resort of Destiny, Chant Thy Name On the Holy Mountains of the East,

Shantih Shantih Shantih! – Joy Roy Choudhury