Ghoonghat ke pat khol toge piya mile ge.
Ghoonghat: veils of ignorance
Piya : divine
A very popular ( not sure if it’s authentic) saying of Hazrat Ali is : Learn your religion, do not inherit it.
One of our biggest failings is that we have stopped learning & unquestionably accept WhatsApp forwards.
I have heard people classify this representation of Lord Krishna stealing the clothes of the bathing gopi as fun and frolic or even evesteasing whereas it’s a spiritual metaphor, and the meaning is very deep if one knows anything about Bhakti or Sufism.
The water is reawakening / coming out anew as if new birth.
The clothes symbolise moh or materialism/ attachment to physical objects which have to be shed along with ego to achieve union with the Divine.
It’s only when all veils have been dropped between soul and divine that the spiritual union can take place.
Now see this wall painting on the wall of Chitrashala in Garh palace Bundi with new eyes.
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