Abhyas in Crafts

Craft, Handloom, Art, Cultural, Creative Industries, Op-Ed

Abhyas in Crafts

Jaitly, Jaya

Indian traditions are all-encompassing in their essence. They are without and beyond religion, yet they draw from the well-springs of ultimate truths, applicable to all religions and schools of philosophy. They reach out across many disciplines, from the arts to science and mathematics, and apply, in the ultimate, to all sentient beings. Whether a human being has a developed mind with the urge to achieve a sense of superior empowerment, or a plant is programmed by nature to grow only under suitable circumstances, or an animal instinctively learns a task to enable it to gain something for its own survival, the concept of abhyas is both essential and applicable to all. Metaphysical concepts become real only when they can be translated into simple, practical terms, and become a part of the individual's pursuit of meaning and achievement. True Hinduism offers the most sophisticated and subtle concepts to the world. As each person or group finds relevance in its ideas, and its resonance in many aspects of their lives, transcending any identifiable aspects of specific spiritual thought, the more simple and effective are the results of the application of the concepts.
Abhyas, in its most mundane form can be translated to mean practice, but analysing the roots of it...
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