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Lila or Leela — लीला — This Sanskrit word has the meaning of play, amusement or sport. It can refer to the concept that the cosmos is the outcome of the creative play of the divine; and to the idea that our own creativity is an extension of that divine activity. How often do we try to give ourselves permission to be creative by saying, “I’m just playing.” Indeed! That is the highest activity. Here the Sanskrit word, lila, written in the Devanagari script is turned 90 degrees clockwise to form the shape of a bird in flight: creativity takes wing! Calligraphy by S. J. Thomas. www.palmstone.com

Lila or Leela — लीला — This Sanskrit word has the meaning of play, amusement or sport. It can refer to the concept that the cosmos is the outcome of the creative play of the divine; and to the idea that our own creativity is an extension of that divine activity. How often do we try to give ourselves permission to be creative by saying, “I’m just playing.” Indeed! That is the highest activity. Here the Sanskrit word, lila, written in the Devanagari script is turned 90 degrees clockwise to form the shape of a bird in flight: creativity takes wing! Calligraphy by S. J. Thomas. www.palmstone.comRead More

उपेक्षा upeksaa; Sanskrit for “Equanimity” the state of maintaining mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. Calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas.

उपेक्षा upeksaa; Sanskrit for “Equanimity” the state of maintaining mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. Calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas.Read More

Sthira Sukha स्थिर सूख the two qualities Patanjali explains in the Yoga Sutras that need to be present when doing any yoga: steadiness and ease. Sanskrit calligraphic rondel in Devanagari script by Stewart J. Thomas.

Sthira Sukha स्थिर सूख the two qualities Patanjali explains in the Yoga Sutras that need to be present when doing any yoga: steadiness and ease. Sanskrit calligraphic rondel in Devanagari script by Stewart J. Thomas.Read More

My top ten Sanskrit tattoo designs. Link in bio The word “anicca”–meaning impermanence–was a very popular request in the last few years. This is a nice example of a tattoo that manages to retain the shades of blue that were in my original watercolor calligraphy.

My top ten Sanskrit tattoo designs. Link in bio
The word “anicca”–meaning impermanence–was a very popular request in the last few years. This is a nice example of a tattoo that manages to retain the shades of blue that were in my original watercolor calligraphy.Read More

“Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram” Truth is eternal and beautiful. Sanskrit calligraphy.

“Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram” Truth is eternal and beautiful. Sanskrit calligraphy.Read More

In Indian philosophy absolute unified consciousness (Paramashiva ora Parasamvit) experiences itself, as in a mirror, through self-contemplation (Vimarsha). Through Vimarsha, the Absolute emerges from Its original Latency, to become Self-Conscious (Vimarsha) of Its own Infinity and Its own Infinite attributes. Sanskrit Calligraphy Tattoo design by Stewart J. Thomas Design

In Indian philosophy absolute unified consciousness (Paramashiva ora Parasamvit) experiences itself, as in a mirror, through self-contemplation (Vimarsha). Through Vimarsha, the Absolute emerges from Its original Latency, to become Self-Conscious (Vimarsha) of Its own Infinity and Its own Infinite attributes. Sanskrit Calligraphy Tattoo design by Stewart J. Thomas DesignRead More

Abhyasa, Sanskrit, regular spiritual practice “Practice is the sustained effort to rest in that stillness

Abhyasa, Sanskrit, regular spiritual practice
“Practice is the sustained effort to rest in that stillnessRead More

Svadhyaya, Sanskrit for self study and introspection. One of the Niyamas (observances

Svadhyaya, Sanskrit for self study and introspection. One of the Niyamas (observancesRead More