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Friday Feb 09, 2007

Raison d’etre

Art comes into being from consciousness, which precisely reflects awareness. What better reason can there be for art to exist? As Wassily Kandinsky and other like-minded visionaries have noted: art and art appreciation will transform the world for the better.

There is one raison d’etre, or dharma that we can happily attribute to art for art’s sake: art exists to wake you up from sleeping consciousness, which slips away day by day ‘like tears in the rain’—to reality as it is, which is the awakened consciousness and awareness known as the Buddha.