Aum № 4
78 x 78"
Acrylic and graphite on canvas
2022

Imprinted with the sacred Sanskrit syllable “Aum”, chanted by Sri Chinmoy.


Within multiple traditions “Aum” is considered the “seed-sound of the universe”. It prefaces all mantras from the Vedas, which hold the most ancient body of knowledge known to humanity.


Music credit: Sri Chinmoy

Gayatri Mantra № 2
78 x 78"
Acrylic and graphite on canvas
2022

Imprinted with the Gayatri Mantra, the most hallowed mantra of the Vedas. It is considered the "mother of all the mantras“


Aum bhur bhuvah svah 

tat savitur varenyam 

bhargo devasya dhimahi 

dhiyo yo nah pracodayat 


We meditate on the transcendental glory of the Deity Supreme, who is inside the heart of the earth, inside the life of the sky and inside the soul of the Heaven. May He stimulate and illumine our minds


This Vedic mantra was envisioned by the great Rishi, Vishwamitra. Sri Chinmoy writes: “The Gayatri Mantra is the most hallowed mantra of the Vedas. It is the mother of all the mantras…[It] can offer to the sincere seeker the Light of the Infinite, the Delight of the Eternal, and the Life of the Immortal.”

Lead me from the Unreal to the Real
61 x 66"
Acrylic and watercolor on canvas
2022-23

Imprinted with the mantra from the Upanishads:


Asato ma sad gamaya 

Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya 

Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya


Lead me from the Unreal to the Real. 

Lead me from Darkness to Light. 

Lead me from Death to Immortality.


“The Upanishads are intuitive revelations derived from the Vedas...For centuries, the firmament of India has resounded with this beloved and immortal prayer" - Sri Chinmoy

Delight № 2
66 x 64"
Acrylic and graphite on canvas
2022-23

Imprinted with the mantra from the Upanishads:


Anandaddhyeva khalvimani bhutani jayante

Anandena jatani jivanti

Anandam prayantyabhisamvisanti


From Delight we came into existence. 

In Delight we grow. 

At the end of our journey’s close, into Delight we retire.