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The Art of Man Making An exhaustive picture of the Man of Perfection such as given in the Geeta is not found anywhere in the scriptures of the world even in our own Upanishads. Painting can give us a sense of movement, but it has not the four-dimensional solidity that sculptures can give. But sculpture, alas, depicts only one arrested moment of action-not the flowing play of activity. Vyasa wanted both the movement of painting and the strength and solidity of sculpture for his depiction of the Man of Perfection. As a true artist, he had to discover a new medium for his extra ordinary theme. And he found it in what we may call word-painting. It has the fluidity of painting and the four sided solidity of sculpture. But alas! it has its own weaknesses. When colour is applied to the canvas on the casel, the onlooker sees the colours as they are. Here words are used to paint upon the canvas of the listeners’ minds. Words have different suggestions to different people. In short, the canvas(the mind) is ever agitated, and so scatters the picture painted! So, too, each reader would perceive differently the same word-painting! Yet in these 18 verses, with 15 superb strokes, Vyasa accomplishes the picture of the Man of Perfection. These include digressions to satisfy possible doubts that might arise in the V edanta Sandes h

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