Art of Sri Chinmoy


Jharna Kala

of Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy calls his artwork ‘Jharna-Kala’, which is Bengali for ‘fountain-art.’ The name reflects the spontaneous fountain of creativity he experiences through meditation, expressed and revealed through an extraordinary output of paintings in a wide array of media and forms.

Sri Chinmoy describes the process of his artistic drawings.

 “Usually when I draw, I try to be in a contemplative mood. I try to keep my mind as empty, vacant and tranquil as possible. The outer mind is like the surface of the sea. On the surface, the sea is full of waves and surges; it is all restlessness. But when we dive deep below, the same sea is all peace, calmness and quiet, and there we find the source of creativity.’

“I am always inspired by my inner Pilot. The Divine or the Supreme in me creates.”

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