Great Wish Framed
Laser print from original gouache giving form to a reading Judy McClain texted to me from "The Principal Upanishads". Framed, it's size is !5" wide x 18" high.
The means for the Attainment of a Great Wish.The text:
Then he sips it (saying) 'On that adorable light: The winds blow sweetly for the righteous, the rivers pour forth honey. May the herbs be sweet unto us. To Earth, hail. Let us meditate on the divine glory: May the night and the day be sweet. May the dust of Earth be sweet. May heaven our maker, be sweet to us. To the atmosphere, hail.
May he inspire (illumine) our understanding: May the tree be sweet unto us. May the sun be sweet, may the cows be filled with sweetness for us. To the heaven, hail. [He repeats the hymn and verses about honey]
(Saying) May I indeed be all this, hail to Earth, Atmosphere, Heaven. Having thus sipped all, having washed his hands, he lies down behind the fire with his head towards the east. In the morning he worships the sun (saying) of the quarters (of heaven), 'you are the one lotus flower. May I become the one lotus flower among men'. Then he goes back the same way (by which he came), sits behind the fire (on the altar) and recites the (genealogical) line (of teachers).