pramukh swami tattoo

 

Pramukh Swami Tattoo

The Five Eternal Elements

When Bhagwan Swaminarayan set out on His spiritual journey at eleven years of age, He halted only after getting a reply to the question He had asked all across India. On His quest, He asked about the five eternal elements as revealed in the Vedas. He found a reasonable answer in Loj from Ramananad Swami’s chief disciple, Muktanand Swami. He accepted Ramanand Swami as His guru and then established the Swaminarayan Sampraday in Gujarat. Bhagwan Swaminarayan describes these five eternal elements and their relationship in great detail throughout the Vachanamrut.

pramukh swami tattoo These five eternal elements are: Jiva, Ishwar, Maya, Brahma, and Parabrahma. 

Jiva – The Soul

One’s true identity is not this human body, but the jiva that resides within it. The jiva, also called ‘atma’ or soul, is eternal – it cannot be destroyed. The jiva has no gender; it is neither male nor female. Bhagwan Swaminarayan discusses the nature of the jiva throughout the Vachanamrut. It is said to reside in our bodies in the same area as the heart. “Childhood, youth, old age, stoutness, thinness, birth and death are all aspects of the body.

On the other hand, being uncuttable, being unpierceable, not aging, being immortal, being the embodiment of gnan [wisdom], being the embodiment of bliss, and being characterized by eternal existence are all aspects of the atma; they should in no way be considered as belonging to the body.” The jiva is free and pure, but we believe that we are restrained by maya. Once we understand that we are not this body and worship Purna Purushottam Narayan, we realize that our jiva is free from the clutches of maya and is worthy of moksha. The very essence of the Brahma-Parabrahma spiritual journey is to believe one’s self to be the atma and not this body, to become atmarup, and to worship Purna Purshottam Narayan. 

Ishwar – Divinities

Ishwar transcends the jiva. It is the next element above the jiva. These beings partake in the creation, sustenance, and destruction of each universe. Ishwars are conscious spiritual beings that have greater realization than jivas.

While the jiva must work to realize its divine presence within the human body, ishwar is aware of that divinity. There are infinite ishwars, and but they are all bound by maya. Just as Purna Purshottam Narayan controls the jiva, He also controls the ishwars. Like the jivas, ishwars too aim to surpass maya and attain moksha.

Maya – Ignorance

Maya is the ignorance that separates the jivas and ishwars from Brahma and Parabrahma. It is the desire that hinders a spiritual aspirant’s path to moksha. Maya directly translates to attachment for worldly objects. Maya is the instrument through which Parabrahma facilitates karma and moksha. Only when a devotee is able to overcome maya overcome the darkness of attachment to worldly objects is he or she able to attain moksha. Maya manifests from physical matter, and it is difficult for the jiva or ishwar to transcend. Bhagwan Swaminarayan has advocated the jiva to engage in constant bhakti or devotion to God. To move beyond maya and towards one’s liberation.

Aksharbrahma – The Eternal Abode

The gunatit sadhu, Aksharbrahma, is the pathway to God and to moksha. It is only through Aksharbrahma that a jiva can associate itself with God and understand Him well enough to seek complete refuge in Him, thereby bringing the jiva out of the darkness of maya and into the light of Parabrahma. IParabrahma – GodIn the Vachanamrut, Bhagwan Swaminarayan has described this Supreme God as all-knowing, all-powerful and yet compassionate. This Parabrahma governs all the other four elements of jiva, ishwar, maya and brahma. Swaminarayan devotees believe Bhagwan Swaminarayan to be Parabrahma. In the Vibhuti Yoga Adhyaya of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna speaks of that Supreme God living and working through him. Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the Vachanamrut says that Purna Purushottam Narayan resides in Akshardham and visits this Earth to establish dharma for the sake of His devotees. He is always present in human form (pragat). 

Portrait Tattoo

Portrait Tattoo

Portrait Tattoo

 

By far one of the beautiful piece. I have done and had so much fun added with lots of mixed emotions honored. That I have clients that are so fully committed, to their emotional attachment to this art.

Portrait Tattoo

Considering getting a tattoo in memory of our dad is itself a very beautiful thought. The way I could carve it, With so many memories that could be captured in ink. Though it can be difficult to justify this tattoo through the real picture.

To help my client, I’ve put together all my efforts to give a glimpse of emotions in memories of his DAD, through the blur picture I received from him.

Mom Tribute Tattoo from a Son - Black Poison Tattoo Studio

Mom Tribute Tattoo from a Son

Mom Tribute Tattoo from a Son – Inked at Black Poison Tattoos

Tattoos are very personal. Each one is special to the person who has them etched on their skin, especially when it comes to tattoos in honor of Mom. Tattoos for Mom are always beautiful in their own way – and that’s because they all have such deep meaning.

From simple, classic lettering and more elaborate and colorful designs to the traditional “Mom” banner or tattoos more symbolic of Mom or something she loves, there are so many ways to pay tribute to Mom in ink. This Portrait tattoo will inspire you not only for their artistic value, but for the mama-loving sentiment behind the art.

Lord Hanuman Tattoo & Its Meanings

Lord Hanuman Tattoo & Its Meanings

Lord Hanuman Tattoo & Its Meanings

Hanuman the Monkey God – Hanuman, known as the Monkey God, is the Indian deity with the biggest heart. Though his face and tail are that of a monkey, the body is human and covered with white hair. He is a symbol of devotion, not only of the heart, but to learning. His qualities of intelligence and inventiveness are said to be boundless, and no challenge in the world too difficult for him to handle. Employed as a symbol, Hanuman would inspire a person to use their power in the service of the greater good. A highly respected character in Indian, Chinese, and Thai legend, Hanuman serves as a guard as well as a soldier of God. And to Muay Thai boxers in Thailand, the Hanuman tattoo represents strength, stamina and agility, all attributes of a champion fighter.

In Thailand, the Hanuman tattoo is considered an especially powerful one, and potentially harmful. Buddhist tattoo monks have traditionally applied protective designs to young men, but not before a discussion of what special protection is required. Hanuman is not readily given out, because it’s said that the effects may be difficult to control. The power of each Thai spiritual tattoo is only released when activated with a spell upon the tattoo’s completion.

According to Indian mythology going back more than two thousand years, Hanuman was devoted to Lord Rama and his wife, Sita. In an act of ultimate loyalty, he tore his heart open to reveal that each of his beloveds lived within it.

Some Indian tribals believe that Hanuman himself was tattooed on one shoulder in order to relieve the pain each time it dislocated.

One legend tells of Hanuman aspiring to become a worthy student of Suriya, the sun deity. To prove his serious intent, Hanuman walked backwards in her presence rather than turn his back on her. As a mischievous child, he tormented the sages at their prayers, and was punished with a curse that caused him to forget he possessed great powers. When prevailed upon by those who needed his aid, however, his strengths returned full force.

The epic known as the Ramayana recounts Hanuman’s many heroic acts, including the rescue of Lord Rama’s wife, Sita. She had been abducted by King Ravana who held her hostage. So devoted was our monkey god that he allowed himself to be captured by Ravana’s troops so he might negotiate a settlement, and at the same time assess the king’s power and weakness. When that ploy failed, he allowed himself to be recaptured, whereupon they set his tail ablaze. Hanuman confused his startled foes by growing his flaming tail longer and longer, and upon escaping, torched Ravana’s kingdom with his flaming tail.

Where did Hanuman get his monkey features? It depends on which of many versions of Indian scriptures you believe. In some stories, Hanuman was originally a god of the Wind who saved Lord Shiva’s kingdom – the Himalayas – from Ravana’s armies. The defeated king meant to be insulting when he called him a ‘monkey’, so Shiva honoured Hanuman’s heroics by manifesting himself with monkey features, and from then on Hanuman was considered to be a reflection of Shiva.

Realistic Charlie Chaplin Portrait Tattoo by Black Poison Tattoo Studio

Realistic Charlie Chaplin Tattoo

Realistic Charlie Chaplin Portrait Tattoo By Black Poison Tattoo Studio

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.

Few Quotes by Charlie Chaplin

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
We think too much and feel too little.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
In the end, everything is a gag.
A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

Mother Mary Tattoo

Mother Mary Tattoo

Did this tattoo at Beauty & Salon Expo 2015 at Ahmedabad on 21st Sep 2015

In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.

Mother Mary Tattoo

The Virgin Mary tattoo is one of the Christian tattoos that are very popular and have been common for a long period of time. It originated from icons and paintings that could be done in churches. These paintings consisted of a lady who looked humble and beautiful and could be referred as a symbol of the Virgin Mary. Christians recognize Mary as the mother of Jesus whom she conceived by the help of the Holy Spirit.

Ferociously Awesome Tiger Tattoo

Ferociously Awesome Tiger Tattoo

In Ancient Chinese history, the Tiger, being predators and hunters in nature, represents the masculine principle and is King of all animals. Regarded as one of the four super intelligent creatures (along with the phoenix, dragon and tortoise), the Tiger is honored and worshipped not just even in new year festivals, but painted on walls of homes and temples to ward off evil spirits and grant protection. For over centuries, these super intelligent creatures have been major motifs in Chinese (and even Japanese) art. Let’s check out these ferociously awesome & beautiful tiger tattoo in esoteric wisdom along the way. Enjoy! 🙂

The Tiger represents strength, vitality and health. Due to its primal predatory instincts, the Tiger also represents unpredictability, willpower and ability to trust yourself.

The Tiger is the largest member of the Cat family. There were once 9 subspecies of tigers, but now they have gone extinct. 🙁 There’s the Bengal Tiger (less than 2,000), Indochinese (750-1,000), Siberian (450), Sumatran (400-500), Malayan (600-800), South Chinese (extinct), Caspian (extinct), Javan (extinct), Bali (extinct).

LET’S HELP IN SAVING THE TIGERS!!!!

These beautiful creatures also deserve to grace our planet!!! Go to savetigersnow.org to know how to help in saving the tigers! 🙂