11 August 2009

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Hindu outfit wants Goa museum to remove Husain painting

Hindu outfit wants Goa museum to remove Husain painting
The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has demanded that the Goa Museum should remove the painting of M.F.Husain titled “Standing Buddha".
Immediately after this the Goa Museum director Radha Bhave said that she would be meeting higher officials later this week to decide on whether to continue the display of the oil painting which shows a white bull against a vividly coloured backdrop.
Reality Views by sm:
Before this incident I was not aware of this bull painting,

this action of HJS has prompted me to check and see the painting of standing bull by M.F.Husain.
After seeing the painting I didn’t see any bull or neither a Buddha in that painting.
I felt it is a painting of horse. Let me know do you see Buddha or Bull or Horse. I have posted the photo of painting .
If we love Buddha so much why then we do not pressure Indian Government to act and get the Tibet back from China.
Why we do not protest when hundreds of Buddhist are killed or jailed in Tibet.
Why we didn’t asked our Indian government to send troops to save the standing Buddha which was destroyed by the terror organizations in the past.
Do we follow the path which Buddha has shown?
What happened because of this action the international price of this painting must have been increased.
The painter popularity is increased.
India is a democratic country what about our constitutional rights.

Our Friend Bk has ask me this question through comment .
What is wrong in the demand of HJS to remove this standing Buddha painting ?
Reply to Comment and Question:
I wanted to know what is wrong in that painting.
I didn’t see any thing wrong in that painting. Even in Hindu Dharma Bull is seen and has a status of God.
God Nandi. If you will visit the city of Bangalore there is one famous Nandi Bull Temple.
Hope you got the point, when you see that picture as a Bull one can see it as Nandi and
He can worship it.
Then what about freedom of art, Freedom of expression guaranteed by Constitution of India .
Do we got the Taliban ruling so there is opposition to this simple painting of bull or horse whatsoever.
I didn’t see any Buddha in that picture, what is in the name I have seen and heard the names given to hotels like Buddha Bar etc.
Teachings of Buddha-
Buddha encouraged everyone to have compassion for each other and develop their own virtue, "You should do your own work, for I can teach only the way."
Buddha always said that, No matter what we say, others know us from the way we behave. Before we criticize others, we should first see what we do ourselves.
Most important teaching of Buddha is that do not waste effort on things that harm us and others.
Hindu Dharma teaches that one should learn to see the god in everything.
God is everywhere including animals; there is one famous story of Saint Dyaneshwar Maharaj where a bull recited Vedic hymns.
So why to waste our energy, government time, government money by demanding to remove that painting and doing meetings after meetings on this simple painting.
Please let me know do you see in that Painting Buddha or Bull or Horse or just some vivid colors.
Thanks BK for reading the post and asking the question.

See the pic, photo of “Standing Buddha".


BK Chowla, August 13, 2009  

sm, so what is wrong with that?

Anonymous,  August 13, 2009  

Good questions Sm!

I totally agree that instead of worrying about the painting we should be worrying about the hundreds of Buddhist killed or jailed in Tibet.

It's always good to come to this blog and read some sensible posts :)

sm,  August 13, 2009  

BK very good quesiton
i will update the blog post.

sm,  August 14, 2009  

IHM thanks for comment.

sm,  August 14, 2009  

BK i have updated the post.thanks for your question.

Priyanka,  August 14, 2009  

I totally agree with