Category spirituality

Submerged into Silence – Погруженная в Тишину

Every breath, every step – into Nothing, Every word, every sigh flew and gone… Silence flooding, Eternity gushing, And my soul is submerged into dawn. *** (Russian version) Каждый вздох, каждый шаг – в Неизвестность, Каждый миг, каждый слог унося, Развергается, стелется Вечность И в молчании тонет душа. *Image is available as a poster and […]

Abstract Art and Spirituality – my story

Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative.      Piet Mondrian Why abstract art? My family and some friends just can’t fathom and shrug their shoulders. “You actually can draw so well, why you keep painting these strange meaningless things?” I can’t blame them, most of my young life I hated abstract […]

The depth of Insight

“Hail the trying times! The darkness sparkles, With the jewels Of future Insights…” How is real Insight happens? By real Insight I mean when you suddenly Understand something that seemed before so self-evident, something that ruled your way of thinking and your life. You understand it not just from the level of habitual circular thinking, […]

The machinery of the Universe

“In the deep stillness, I can hear the Silence, Busy creating, Booming harmony, The machinery of the Universe Working…” I have painted this little abstract while volunteering at Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist center in Australia two months ago. First I tried to paint Buddha under the tree, then Buddha’s face, but it all felt fake… when […]

“Samurai Manjushri” – poem and explanation

It’s not the meekness in his eyes, I know! He holds a sword or two or even more… To sever vanity and greed in single blow, And all the rest delusional galore! I am at the altar, kneeling in repentance, I take my oath, abandoning the pray…    And sword of truth so steady and […]

True self and the gender identity

What is our “true self” has to do with our gender identity? Absolutely nothing! No shame, no pride, no inferiority, no superiority. Just different bodies with different types of genitalia. And, yes, of course, the whole conceptual world of gender roles, history, judgements, and cultural perceptions, which is fun and colourful in itself, but when […]

Releasing Kali – poetry and story

Making a statue of Kali, Day and night cutting off the un-needed, Just as she does… She is emerging now, I am the first to hold her fierce gaze, I am offering  my delusions to the Goddess, To test her razor-sharp weapons. Recently I have spent about a month and a half volunteering at the […]