Siva’s Immovable Yogi

Our artist, Suresh Mutthukulam of Kerala, recently finished one more of the ten paintings he is doing to illustrate Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, a book we plan to publish next year. Suresh is without a doubt one of India's most accomplished artists with a powerful graphic vocabulary of ideas. He often paints murals on Siva temples. Here he takes the famed story of Buddha under the banyan tree, assailed on all sides by threats, temptations, desires, distractions and fascinations of all sorts. Yet, he is not moved, but remains summa, still, centered on God Siva within. The story speaks of a few of the enticements.

3 Responses to “Siva’s Immovable Yogi”

  1. Pethuraja says:


  2. deva seyon` says:

    It is hard to keep up with the wealth that keeps pouring out of Kauai Aadheenam. To take it all in . . . read and re-read or listen and re-listen to all the teachings. To absorb the images, the creations of stone and paint that point the way to the light . . . What do they say “a picture is worth a thousand words” – This one might be worth more than a million. I need it printed and mounted where I can see it when I wake up every morning.

  3. Manick Rajen says:

    Just beautiful and inspiring!

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