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Cycle of Life

Inspired by the Upanishads Series






My series, "Inspired by the Upanishads," was based upon my favorite excerpts from the book Upanishads --the best-selling translation of the ancient wisdom texts by the author, Ekanath Easwaran. 

The Upanishads are the sage's wisdom and spiritual teachings exploring the consciousness -- the Self, looking inward. 

Cycle of Life

  • Our life is a cycle of the repertoire of thoughts and actions that brings us pain and pleasure, happiness and sorrow, and is a journey of finding the underlying truth (the Self) in us. 


    As a caterpillar, having come to the end of

    one blade of grass, draws itself together and

    reaches out for the next, so the Self, having

    come to the end of one life and dispelled

    all ignorance, gathers in his faculties and

    reaches out from the old body to a new.

    - The Upanishads (Brihadaranyaka IV. 4.3)



    Mixed Media on cradled board


    Image Size

    24" H X 24" W X 2" D


    The artwork is original and signed. The painting is varnished for protection, wired, and ready to hang. The sides are painted gold. No framing is required. 





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