Any outward step taken from the Tabula Rasa state of mind usually takes one higher, both in the outside world and the inner. The ascent is steep and the breath is shallow. The winds are strong and the human flesh weak. The temptations are ripe and the greed is more. Only the inner conscience and your will shall sustain you in this journey of freedom from birth and to attain nirvana.
From the series titled, “Tabula Rasa…for a new beginning”!
Tabula Rasa in Latin means a clear slate, and originates from the Roman tabula or wax tablet used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothening it, to give a tabula rasa. In Psychology, it relates to the theory that at birth the (human) mind is a “blank slate” without rules for processing data, and that data is added and rules for processing are formed solely by one’s sensory experiences. And so in order to reach for his goals and desires, despite the setbacks that one has faced, one needs to clear his mind to reach a tabula rasa and start afresh. In this series, the artist has exhibited pictures those describe the meaning of ‘Tabula Rasa’, ‘before it is reached’ and ‘after it is reached’ in the human mind.