Of Aesthetics & Beauty: Wabi Sabi Ganpati

Updated: Sep 22, 2018

One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn't exist.

Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” Stephen Hawking.

Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional.

Buddhism tells us wisdom comes from making peace with these marks, as they are intrinsic to our natures, and wabi-sabi can be seen as a way of practicing this peace and acceptance.

Ganpati with a broken tusk, ever so enduring and maybe telling us in his subtle way , it’s never going to be perfect.

Make Peace . Be unconventional . Awaken to new possibilities .
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