MINDFULNESS ~ An Awakened Mind

A stunning series of Buddha by Sarfaraz Laskari

Mindfulness transcends time and space and can be very empowering. Buddha used every opportunity to awaken, whether in daily life, in His blissful state or even during the death process. We can all choose to be on the path of conscious evolution on the journey.
Buddha is the world-renowned teacher, philosopher and spiritual leader who achieved enlightenment while meditating under a fig tree in ancient India. It is believed that by studying his calm gaze and serene posture, one may begin to unravel the mysteries of inner harmony and personal peace.
The lotus flower unfolding its petals symbolises one reaching a deeper state of consciousness, as the soul expands. It represents purity, divine beauty and encompasses all of life. It rises from muddy waters, symbolizing achieving spiritual enlightenment and breaking free from basic instinctive impulses. It evokes the idea of evolution with its slow ascent out of the mud.
‘Mindfulness’ has been the artist’s pursuit of passion & purpose. The icon of Buddha portrays you and me. Anyone with ‘Buddhi’; an awakened mind is a Buddha.
We launch this ethereal collection ‘Mindfulness’ in the auspicious month of Vaishakh where, Buddhists pledge to lead a noble life according to the teaching by making daily affirmations to observe the precepts and train themselves to practice morality, simplicity and humility.
Buddhism nurtures a sense of determination to lead noble lives, to develop the mind, to practice loving-kindness and to bring peace and harmony to humanity. The artist believes that we are surrounded by inspiration and all we need is to choose the right lens. This collection is not just mere artworks of a painter, but his ongoing personal journey of awakening.
The realm of art represents so many things. ‘Mindfuless’ series being reflective art, encourages you to find a connection. The purpose of this collection is to enhance the beauty of your space, to add the frequency of harmony & peace and to make you attentive. It is a homage to self, in the pursuit of conscious evolution.
“Sarfaraz has created these paintings in a soothing pallete & beautiful blend of colours. Placing a Buddha at the entrance of a home is revered as auspicious; ushering in a sense of calm. When we are fully present in the moment, life itself can be enhanced and our soul nurtured, living and engaging with conscious choices.” Says curator Jalpa H Vithalani.
The artist believes that we are surrounded by inspiration and all we need is to choose the right lens. This collection is not just mere artworks of a painter, but his ongoing personal journey of awakening.
About the Artist
Sarfaraz’ Laskari’s painting has this unique luster which is deeply inspired by his experiences and his genetic roots. The artist’s philosophies are influenced by spiritualists like Eckhart Tolle, Rupert Spira, Mooji & Allan Watts.
Sarfaraz is an interior designer by profession and prefers the natural, simple, fresh & tranquil approach. His thoughts, feelings and creativity is fueled by his practice of art and music. As an artist, he makes use of multitude of mediums that include water colours, pen-ink, digital mediums, oils and acrylics on canvas.
The artist has showcased his works in a solo show in London that was very well received. This is his first solo show in India.
“I constantly engage in opening my perception of life through awareness.” quotes the artist. Adventurous if nothing else is a word to describe him. His artistic freedom showcases Buddhist perception, that everything is alive and influences everything else, revealing bio-spirituality.
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