This is the manifesto of that supports the conceptual objective of my artmaking, that is used on the front page of my website. It houses the condensed conception of the Śrī Sāraswat Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas, and how I attempt to apply it to Fine Art and Design.
The basis of these ideas are expressed by their divine graces. Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣak Śrīdar Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj and Śrīla Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj. Some of the terms used are their catch phrases, others a blend of things I have heard in conversations and my own deliberations on how to express these high philosophical concepts and esoteric relationships of divine personalities in a couched way that protect these ideas from the unfaithful while showing the theory of applying the exchanges of these relationships to Artmaking.
Art making as worship and glorification of the divine realm of infinite beautiful form that exist beyond the material realms of abstraction and objects .
My primary concern as an artist is the visualisation of these concepts without titillation of the original substance.
In the words of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur from his Kalyana Kalpataru.
In the transcendental realm of Sri Vaikuntha-dhama there is a forest of the supreme perfection of life. Existing beautifully within that transcendental forest are innumerable wish-fulfilling desire-trees.
Amongst all the desire-trees within this transcendental forest, there stands out one special tree, which is actually the King of them all. This one is named “the Desire-tree of Auspiciousness”, and it conspicuously exists here within the eternal abode for all of time.
What a wonderful sight is this special desire-tree, as it stands with its three-fold trunk! These three divisions branch out as “Upadesa” (spiritual advice), “Upalabdhi” (attainment of realization) and “Ucchvasa” (overflowing spiritual emotions).
This tree is very beautifully decorated with flower blossoms of especially sweet devotional service. Plus there are innumerable fruits which are named `kalyan’ (auspiciousness).
Any honest or noble person who sincerely takes shelter of this transcendental tree get to taste these fruits of special, supreme auspiciousness, which is devotional service to Lord Krsna.
By utilizing the strength that I am obtaining from the mercy of the lotus feet of Sri Gurudeva, I have now brought this wonderful Desire-tree of Auspiciousness here.
Oh honest and noble persons! Please hear what has happened now. When I brought the tree here, I have pulled it forcibly and handled it very roughly due to my harsh mentality; therefore it has now lost it’s original splendorous beauty.
Now I wish that all of you should become the gardeners of this transcendental tree and, by regularly watering it with your faith and devotion, make it beautiful again.
By pouring the water of your faith, the fruits of auspiciousness will fructify into eternal service to the Divine Couple Sri-Sri-Radha-Krsna, which all of us together will taste and relish.
The Beauty of saints is that they are master artsists without even trying to be, giving voculasation to realms of feelings that are too fine to penetrate with the force of the mind and wrap in flash language. Ornamenting their revelations with ones own feelings of awe and wonder is a joyous relish.
Nectar’s only purpose is to attract the pollinators.