Amateurish Aesthetics

Beauty seems to be that aspect which makes infinite meditation possible. So the beauty of the flower inspires the poet to compose a beautiful verse which sets off a series of composition by those inspired by the beautiful verse and so on. The flower, the scene, the sky, the bird the river, the maiden are just forms which in a certain sense contain the possibility of this infinite meditation.. anything derived from them possesses this character too.

But in what exactly does this quality lie? At times it’s the entire scene, at times it’s a particular shade of sky’s pink or a particular bent of a plant’s stem… perhaps it depends on who is looking for it… In that respect too what the form holds within itself is a web of possibilities and appeals.

So maybe there is a difference between possessing beauty, which is a characteristic of all forms and being beautiful which is an appeal to particular mind(s)…

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Nehaan in Persian means ‘secret’ or ‘hidden.’ In Japanese, the same word means ‘nirvana.’ In these pages, I will make an attempt to explore, and if possible, partly or fully reveal what lies hidden from our view in our day-to-day lives. The path will be characterised by a certain lack of method which I think is characteristic of human intuition. I write and shall continue to write only when inspired to do so. This also means I might occasionally make forays into varied fields such as science, music, philosophy, language, linguistics and poetry, to name a few. I hope this would not put off new readers and tire the old ones! But who am I to complain–even the lovers of fine wine feel repulsed by the first drop and still, quite strangely, dizzy by the last.

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