Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shows the way

Guruji gave me a whole new perspective to dance today. I read in his notes," all the talents you have are for others. If you are a good cook, it is for others.If you have a lovely voice, it is for others. If you write a good book, it is for others. What do you do? You dont sit and read your own book!"
It made me figure out, this is my seva! Art is the service we do for others, spreading the joy and beauty of art to so many more. To dance with that love and joy and 'seva bhaav' to me ties up with my inherently devotional understanding of Indian classical dance. Not to enjoy the dance only for myself or to perform for my CV, but to get the glimpse of the divine to reach others. Indian dance is anyway a 'satsang' in which one has amazing 'roop darshan' of our beloved gods. Someday I caught that glimpse in someone's dance and decided to find that experience in my own being. Now its time to perform that seva for others:)