Generating Bliss #2 22.5" x 15" (57cm x 38cm)
originally posted 26/03/2015
Here is my 2nd version of this piece.
Here I have painted the female figure gaining and radiating bliss in the form of a lotus sphere.
Maybe as expected, this meditation has a sexual, male female component to it. She sits on a stylized lotus which in turn is sitting above the phenomenal source double tetrahedron with the male dorje protruding, Either side of the phenomenal source is a sun and moon. Below is the three OM-mantra and above, very faintly is the request of the deity to remain.
This version is something like a picture within a picture, in so much that the Dakini image is as if it is sitting on a separate piece of faded silk or parchment sitting above a wall with the inscription of the mantra, and against a gilded wall.
A tiny white joy swirl is envisioned spinning in the sex organ and a tiny spinning joy swirl in the region between the eyebrows connected by a narrow smooth clear red shaft of light running close to the spine. We focus on the counter clock-wise spin in our sex organ and let the bliss feeling rise slowly to our heart. We then imagine the red swirl in our third eye spinning, moving up to the top of our head, then descend, down the spine light and to the heart where the swirls spin until they join to create a pink swirl, and all the while we focus upon the clear light of emptiness.
For artistic purposes, the swirl at the heart occasionally radiates as apposed to the reduction into nothingness which is what this meditation call for.
Here I have painted the female figure almost faded into the lotus blooming from her heart center, representing the loss of ego identity in favor of the great bliss. The lotus is almost vaginal in subtle representation and the dorje protruding from the phenomenal source double tetrahedron, from which a white stream ascends towards the lower joy swirl of the seated figure.
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