As the son of Shiva, Ganesha has partaken the qualities of manifested Brahman, who is said to be pure intelligence only (prajnam brahma). However, the intelligence of Brahman is transcendental, self-existent and beyond the mind and the body. The intelligence of a living being is a reflection of it in the body, just as the reflection of the sun upon water. Human intelligence depends upon both, the soul and the body, for its existence. Hence, it is a dependent, finite reality.
It is in intelligence that Nature manifests its subtlest, discerning power of the mind (chit-shakti) and the power of will (atma-shakti). From intelligence only arises the ability to know, reason, judge, comprehend, discriminate and choose. Intelligence sets humans apart from animals. It is also intelligence, which awakens the being in an animal body and first transforms him into human, and later into a god. Just as intelligence is the reflection of the Self in the human body, Ganapathi arises in the womb of Mother Goddess, Parvathi, as the reflection (son) of Shiva, who is both the lord of the body and the universe.
As the presiding deity of intelligence in the human body, Ganesha plays an important role in our spiritual transformation and liberation. In worldly life, we need his help to achieve the triple aims of Dharma (duty), Artha (wealth) and Kama (enjoyment) by performing actions with intelligence and avoid the fruit of karma. In #spiritual life, we need his help to overcome the impurities of egoism, attachment and delusion to achieve the fourth aim of liberation (Moksha).! ✨👁🌀🐘🕉🎨🙏🏻 Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah #design
🇮🇹 Quante volte ci siamo detti: “se le #statue potessero parlare, chissà quante cose racconterebbero…”. Detto, fatto! “Talking Statues” è una nuova e divertente esperienza che riporta in vita dieci grandi statue di #Dublino . Grazie alle meraviglie della tecnologia moderna nella capitale irlandese è possibile ricevere una telefonata da #OscarWilde o da #JamesJoyce ! Prendete il vostro smartphone, posizionatelo sopra la targa presente sulle statue e rispondete alla chiamata: vi racconteranno la loro storia! 🇬🇧. How many times have we thought “If #statues could talk, I wonder how much they would say…”.Said and done! “Talking Statues” is a new and fun experience which brings to life ten great statues in #Dublin . Thanks to the wonders of modern technology in Ireland’s capital you can now receive a phone call from Oscar Wilde or #JamesJoyce ! Take your smartphone and position it on the statue’s plaque and answer the call: they will tell their story!
“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha 🍁🙏🕉📿👁🌿 Digital Art: @ramesstudios