Shri Mataji on Raphael
“For example, a westerner won’t like a carpet, which is all full, they are spaced out. So they want to have everything spaced, if it is not spaced out then they don’t like it. I have seen that, but after realization, they just enjoy. These are like flowers all spread. So these limited idea that we have from different books, or maybe from different families whatever it is, and they just disappear and you start enjoying the joy of all the artists who have produced it. Nowadays the artists are finished, very few artists are there. Why? Why are they, why can’t we have Raphael, why can’t we have Mozart nowadays, why? What has happened to human beings? Because, very simple to understand, they are not self-realized. They could not produce those classics, which all those artists produced, they were born realized and they did all this beautiful work for us. Now, if you do not have realization, whatever you produce will not be globally accepted. It will be accepted only when you do something, which is expressing the joy within your heart, expressing the compassion that you have within your heart.” Shri Mataji – Royal Albert Hall, London September 26th, 2000
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.
Born: 1483, Urbino, Italy
Died: 6 April 1520, Rome, Italy