“Bhava” in Sanskrit means “ecstasy; the stage of bhakti just prior to pure love for God”. Today, the Lower Elementary class had the great fortune of having an art lesson from Krishna Bhava Devi, a very talented artist and devoted disciple of Srila Prabhupada. She is also the dear grandmother of Vara, our Kindergarten student, and a long-time resident of New Vrindaban.
Mother Krishna Bhava taught the young students a step-by-step method for creating a beautifully colored lotus flower. What a nice meditation on Lord Krsna, who lives in a land abounding with lotuses and whose limbs are compared to the beautiful and gentle lotus flowers. She further enhanced the mood and meditation with the accompaniment of soft Kirtan.
May our art and hearts lead us closer to the Lord with feelings of love, of bhava.