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Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul - Amit Ray

Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul – Amit Ray

“Yoga is the artwork of awareness, on the canvas of body, mind, and soul,” is the famous quote by Sri Guru Amit Ray. According to him, yoga is a means of transforming the body, mind, and soul to a higher level. Yoga can improve your attention span, resilience, compassion, and relationships. Moreover, yoga can take you to the highest blessings of enlightenment.

Guruji Sri Amit Ray spent several years in deep samadhi in the Himalayas. Ray went into deep meditation, where he realized the higher self and the nature of mind. He achieved the state of unconditional love and lasting happiness—the state of complete enlightenment.

Now, Guruji spends his time sharing his knowledge with anyone who asks how they, too, can achieve the higher level of enlightenment. His life and words are inspiration for many across the world.

Canvas is a strong, heavy cloth that is used for making beautiful paintings and drawings. Here, Guruji explained that our body, mind and the soul are open place to make beautiful paintings and yoga is the way to do that.

Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul - Amit Ray
Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul – Amit Ray

Sri Amit Ray’s enlightenment

Guruji Sri Amit Ray spent several years in deep silence meditation in the Himalayas around 2004 to 2011. Around 2005, he discovered the 114 chakras in human body. Once, at the precise moment of full realization, all of the layers of conflicting emotions and fixed concepts disintegrated, and he had the opportunity to experience the complete realization. There was no longer any distinction in either time or space. He realized the layers of the cosmos and the ultimate truths of the universe.

Everything, from the recent past to the far future, came together into a single incandescent experience of intuitive ecstasy for long time. He spend several years in that deep ecstasy.

He transcended the limits of the time and space, and became the all-pervasive awareness. Through each and every cell in his body, he was aware of and comprised the entirety of everything. He attained the full enlightenment.

The Core Yoga Teachings of Sri Amit Ray

The message of peace, compassion, and love for all living beings that Sri Amit Ray conveys to us instructs us to open our hearts and welcome all members of our human family, especially those who are in need of assistance. These ancient principles of yoga have the potential to serve as a compass for people all throughout the world.

Guruji emphasized that our body, mind, and spirit are like open artistic media that may be used to create beautiful paintings of human values, and that yoga is the means by which this can be accomplished.

They have the potential to motivate our actions to address many of the more systemic concerns that are currently being faced by our world, including issues of peace and security, development, and the protection of our environment. In every one of these spheres, we are required to put aside our limited self-interests and think and behave as members of a single global community.

A man asked Gautama Buddha – I want happiness

A man asked Gautama Buddha, “I want happiness.” Buddha said, “First remove “I,” that’s Ego, then remove “want,” that’s Desire. See now you are left with only “Happiness.”

A man asked Gautama Buddha, "I want happiness."


Desire is very common to all. Some desires are quite healthy, useful, and appropriate; some are not. One function of meditation practice is to help us distinguish between these. And differentiating helps support the beautiful aspiration for liberation and compassion.

Your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your “self.”  When we engage in ego-driven activity, we’re trying to reinforce this sense of self. The sense-of-self  is not a thing, instead it is a process. Enlightenment occurs when the usually automatized reflexivity of consciousness ceases, which is experienced as a letting-go and falling into the emptiness and being wiped out of existence.  Stop trying to grab onto anything and the enlightenment will occur.