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Saraswati Aim Bija Mantra Hard Enamel Pin

Presenting the Saraswati Aim enamel pin! Because our Saraswati Aim ( ऐँ ) bija mantra collection wouldn’t be complete without an enamel pin…

Aim Enamel Pin (close up)

Simple and unadorned, like Saraswati herself.

Available in our Etsy shop with either a magnetic or butterfly clutch back.

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Devi Saraswati in Colorful Art Deco

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Language Saraswatī Stories

Aim 001: Cut-out (on Square Card)

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Aim 001: Handmade 3″ with India Ink

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Aim 001: Paisley Pattern

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Aim 002: Parallel Pen

Yep, another aim, AING, aiṃ…(ऐँ) with chandra bindu for extra symbolism. The blue colors are for Saraswatī‘s affiliation with water. The composition focuses on balance without symmetry. Because of the way the glyph was constructed, I sometimes see an auṃ trying to emerge, and it reminds me that they are related. Auṃ being the sun, and aiṃ the moon. The character centered on the bottom is in Telugu script, from Andhra Pradesh; it is the first syllable for the name Jāyapa, my signature for this meditation art, and, a tribute to the man (Jāyapa Sennani) who wrote a comprehensive treatise on classical dance Nritya Ratnavali.

I would like to continue with intertwining the aspect ratio and the various relations of the strokes…

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Aim 004: Parallel Pen

Aiṃ, a bīja mantra for Saraswatī

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Aim 003: Parallel Pen

Slant Pen Exercise 001 (aiṃ ऐँ)

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Saraswatī

Henna Motif

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Who?

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Pages from a Henna Coloring Book…

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More of… Who?

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Who? Saraswatī, that’s who!

Yā, or या, is the first word in the first three lines of the Saraswatī Vandana.  And it means “who”, it’s an interesting place to start, or continue, as the case may be.

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Another hexagon pattern…

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The Eternal Knot, an interpretation

“Modern Spatial Eternal Knot” is our modern eternal knot interpretation.

MODERN ETERNAL KNOT—DETAILS

“Modern Spatial Eternal Knot” is a modern take on the traditional eternal knot in Buddhist / Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. The “Modern Spatial Eternal Knot” features clean minimalist lines. It’s about simplicity—a reminder that doing with less is a good thing.

The eternal knot (endless knot) is one of the eight auspicious symbols. It has a few interpretations: the unending cycle of death and rebirth (Samsara), the dualistic nature of life, the wisdom of the Buddha, a union of wisdom and method (and wisdom and compassion), etc. The eternal knot is an old symbol, one that has existed in a number of cultures (e.g., Celtic knot, Chinese knot, etc.). But it’s as relevant today as it was way back then.

Here, the “Modern Spatial Eternal Knot” is printed on two types of paper. Select either premium photo paper or matte cotton rag paper. Epson’s Exhibition Fiber paper has a gorgeous texture (not entirely smooth, but not really textured) and produces a vivid print with a wide color gamut. It’s not glossy, but does have a satin sheen. Epson’s Hot Press smooth cotton rag is a thick paper (330 gsm) with a warmer tone. If you love the look and feel of smooth watercolor paper, this is for you! It’s not as white as the Exhibition Fiber (which is NOT super bright white) and the colors are more muted because the paper is completely matte. Both papers are gorgeous and we honestly cannot decide which one we prefer!

ABOUT THE MEDITATION ART COLLECTION

The Meditation Art collection is comprised of designs, calligraphy, and typography that serve as little reminders of practical mindfulness. Each design tells a story and when you gaze upon it, hopefully, it will bring you into the present moment. It is meant to inspire and facilitate development of awareness.

Like our other collections, the purpose of these fine art prints is to surround yourself with art and beauty. We all know life is stressful. So anything that helps you to relax and recharge is a good thing.