An Ode to Beauty ~ A Poetic Tribute

Camatkāra – The Hidden Path of Tantra

 

In our last European Immersion in Assisi, Italy, September 2018, Igor spoke on the theme “Aesthetic Rapture – Tantra’s Hidden Path & the Power of Beauty.” Here is a slide tribute compiled by one of our team members, Prema Landbauer, illustrating one of the darshans that took place on one of those days.

“…There is beauty in every aspect of the way we are made, if only we pay close enough attention. There is beauty in that which goes unnoticed – like the beauty in the simple act of breathing, in the simple act of walking, in the simple act of sitting. There is beauty in beholding the world with eyes open. There is beauty in beholding the world with eyes closed. All this is steeped in beauty, and conceived in beauty. It is all made for the sake of that experience of beauty. Therefore, knowingly or unknowingly, consciously or not, we always seek Beauty. In fact, we might even say that we don’t even seek God – that we actually, secretly, seek Beauty, because it is the most perceptible, experientially available communion with God. There’s no way to know God so intimately, other than through the experience of Beauty—and intuitively we know it…”

– Igor Kufayev, extracted from a Darshan at the Immersion in Assisi, Italy, September 2018.

 

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