Sword, Mirror and Jewel
This art is the result of inspiration from Japanese mythology according to which the three sacred treasures sword, mirror, and jewel are considered a gift from the divine and they represent the virtues a human primarily needs in life.
Here the sword represents strength, courage, and justice. It is an important part of life, and one’s ability to show valor in moments of crisis is extremely important. One can have power, but using it at right time and for the right motives separates a leader from the rest.
Mirror represents self-analysis, reflection on oneself, understanding life, and wisdom. What appears on the outside might not be what a person is from the inside. Hence, I have intentionally kept the face without any details. One should be able to know the good and bad sides of one's personality, plus weaknesses and strengths.
And lastly, a jewel represents goodwill, benevolence, and wish to do good for others. We should also have gratitude for people and situations we come across in life. Because they shape our life with huge influence. -Anki
Inspired by the fairy wire sculptures by Robin Wight. Also I was motivated to write my thoughts on Dandelion after creating this piece
I strongly believe in these sayings by Buddha...
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
“You only lose what you cling to.”
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
“Just as on a rubbish heap swept up on a main road a purely fragrant, delightful lotus might there spring up, even so amidst those rubbish heaps (of men) does the savaka of the Perfectly Enlightened One outshine in insight the blind puthujjana”
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
Shiva The Destroyer
“Fire is His head, the sun and moon His eyes, space His ears, the Vedas His speech, the wind His breath, the universe His heart. From His feet the Earth has originated. Verily, He is the inner self of all beings.”
-The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit