Sunday, 15 January 2017

Article - Education in Spiritual Values through Bharatanatyam - Part XV - Spirituality: Eternal aspect in Bharatanatyam - Chandra Anand

Art works are concrete symbols of human abstractions from life. Therefore, “the process of creating art is a process of making the universe knowable by bringing it within the range of man's consciousness, by establishing its relationship to man. In regard to human art, man has to be the measure, since he has to bring all things into the realm of the humanly knowable. By a selective recreation, art isolates and integrates those aspects of reality which represent man's fundamental view of himself and existence. For this, the methods which he has to employ require the most rigorous aesthetic precision, the most rigorous compliance with objective rules and facts -- if the end product is to be art.” [1]. Then, it becomes a criterion that all concepts in art are related to humans and their experiences, within reason that, although, all humans have different experiences in varying degrees of intensity with regard to their relationships with other people, the basic emotions of love and affection remain the same in all civilizations, whether ancient or modern.

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  1. "One should remember though, that the Supreme Being is formless and the manifest being is of two forms - male and female. Both these forms aspire for union with the Absolute Self. To illustrate this, all poets express themselves in feminine gender to profess their yearning for union with the creator..." From this we understand that- In the yore, the rishis who were explaining the nature of the inner being and existence of man, addressed Purusha aspect in masculine gender and Prakriti aspect in feminine gender.
    But, the ramification of this is that today, when man has no true knowledge of the inner being and its existence; this use of gender has led man to assume that the male is superior than female and she is being asked to maintain a condescending position.