A Rendering In Paint Of Mirabai’s Poem Awake To The Name

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Jamie Kostura asked me to do a painting of his wife’s favorite poem…

Awake to the Name ~By Mirabai

This was a commissioned piece, a gift from his heart to his wife…¬†and I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to paint this, thank you Jamie and Holly. I hope the painting brings joy and many blessings of lord Krishna into all our lives….

Awake to the Name

~By Mirabai

To be born in a human body is rare,
Don’t throw away the reward of your past good deeds.
Life passes in an instant –
The leaf does not return to the branch.
The leaf does not return.

The ocean of rebirth sweeps up all beings hard,
And pulls them into its fierce running current.

~ Giridhari ~ Krsna ~ Govinda ~ Gopala ~

Your name is a raft for safe passage over.
Take me now, take me quickly.

The ones who go with Mirabai, sing the name!
The ones who go with Mirabai, sing the name!

She says with them –
Awake! Get up, don’t go back to sleep,
The days of life are short.

Sing.
Sing.
Sing now.

A Rendering In Paint Of Mirabia’s Poem Awake To The Name
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I refer to my paintings as creations from stillness. I have found the best thing I can do as an artist is to get out of the way and let life paint what it wants to paint. I get inspiration about what each painting will be, and then, bit by bit, the general sense of it fills in, but that all comes from stillness, too.

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