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Art as Idealized Reality

Ask Me About Truth, Episode 53
Swami Kriyananda
October 31, 2014

Art, Swami Kriyananda  says, should be a priesthood, and always try to uplift — the artist as well as his or her audience.

No matter what medium he works in, the greatest masterpiece of an artist should be him or herself. 

Questions include:

  • You talked about art as being idealized reality — could you expand on that?
  • Is beauty always in the eye of the beholder?
  • Is there an absolute standard of beauty?
  • Why does music have a especial impact on our consciousness?
  • As we move into this age of greater energy, will the expression of art continue to evolve also?