This is a very common tendency always found in everyone-the tendency of finding purpose.It will not be an exaggeration to say that all sadness, all trauma comes out of this disease-the disease of finding purpose. On the same lines, I had heated discussions among my friend, that what is the purpose of all arts. As expected, the replies were fantastic-to showcase one’s talent;to entertain people;to make people to forget their worries and one which I by mistake thought most sensible is-Self discovery…….
Up to now, I believed that the true purpose behind all the arts was self realization or self exploration and it is really a true one.The art of an artist who plays only for himself, who dives within himself certainly has a much grace as compared to one who thinks that art is for entertaining people. For an artist, self exploration is the highest purpose of his art BUT for a mystic, his art is purposeless……as purposeless as a rose flower…..or as purposeless as whole universe.
If an artist’s art has a purpose, it simply means that journey is not important for him……that’s why he looks for a purpose..for an artist who transforms to a mystic, the journey is so blissful that he is not at all bothered about purpose….the journey is really enough. The real purpose of art is to bring you to the conclusion that it is purposeless……A purposeless drawing……by mandar karanjkar