|Medium||Oil on canvas|
Born in 1962, Vadodara, Gujarat, Bharti Prajapati studied design at the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, and have been honoured with various awards like the Cr... Read more
An original work on canvas by Bharti Prajapati.
She has derived the essence of her painting from a doha by Kabir.
With a fast and competitive lifestyle, it's indeed a soul soothing experience to absorb some wise words from a great saint, philosopher and guide.
Maati kahe kumbhar so, kya tu roondhe mohi.
Ek din aisa hoyega, mai roondhongi tohe.
Yaha taan kacha kumbh hai, liya phire tha saath,
dhapka laga phoot gaya, kachu na aaya haath.
Kabir has imparted wisdom with a simple dialogue between clay and potter.
The clay asks potter who are you to shape me,
a day will come when I will shape you.
This earth sustains us we depend on earth for our survival.
We emerge from and dissolve into the earth.
'Taan' is the body which akin to an earthen pot is delicate,
we are unaware of its fragile form until the soul passes away.
This body which we are so proud and confidant about,
is just a temporary abode for our soul.
Kabir urges us not to be attached to the body
but connect to the soul and the cosmic energy.