The Song in Pictures

The Song in Pictures:
A visual poetry edition of the Bhagavad-Gita
Koti Sreekrishna and Hari Ravikumar (Translation)
Anshuman Borah (Photography)

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words; the same can be said of a quotation, for it is a short sentence based on long years of experiences. So when quotes and pictures come together, they speak a millions words. The Song in Pictures is such an attempt; to put together poetry and picture, speaking a million words, hoping to inspire stillness and peace.

Here are some samples.
(Click on the pictures to see a larger size.)

Note: These are all sample designs and not the final versions.


  1. Anonymous3/25/2011

    Dear Sir,

    After looking at the picture and reading the words contained, I request you to answer my one question either as a reply or as a separate post (separate post because, many others might have a similar question lurking in their minds).
    And my Question is, "What is Knowledge?"

    Hope your answer might throw some light on my quest on understanding "Knowledge".

    I thank you for your posts. I value them.


  2. Dear Sir,

    Thanks for your comment. Are you asking me/us what my/our understanding of knowledge is? Or are you asking what the Bhagavad-Gita has to say about knowledge?

    Personally, I think that "knowledge" is organized information that leads us to a state of wisdom. Knowledge takes us from ignorance to light.

    The Bhagavad-Gita has many references to Knowledge, but I will quote one verse that you might find interesting:
    "Nothing is as pure as knowledge in this world. One who reaches perfection by yoga will eventually find it within." (4:38)

    Hope this answers your question to some extent.

    Warm regards,
    Hari Ravikumar

  3. Anonymous3/28/2011

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for your reply to my query. First of all, my apologies for not having clarity in my question.

    Yes, I was looking to understand what Gita explains 'Knowledge' to be, and of-course your interpretation of the same. Kindly, do not consider this to be my demand, this is my request in order to resolve my query.


  4. Dear Sir,
    Thanks for your comment. I think this topic will require a whole article. We will work on it soon. Stay tuned!
    Warm regards,