This Painting reflect the power of "heat".In Vedic religion and Hinduism, it is used
figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity, and also the
spiritual ecstasy of a yogin or Tapasya.In the yogic tradition, tapasya may be translated as
"essential energy", referring to a focused effort leading towards bodily purification and
spiritual enlightenment.This Painting implies a self-discipline or austerity willingly
expended both in restraining physical urges and in actively pursuing a higher purpose in
life. Through tapas, a yogi or spiritual seeker can "burn off" or prevent accumulation of
negative energies, clearing a path toward spiritual evolution.Monks and gurus in Hinduism,
Sikhism and Jainism practice tapasya as a means to purify and strengthen their devotion to
God, practice a religious lifestyle and obtain moksha, or spiritual liberation.This is
closely associated with meditation, fasting and the practice of yoga. Meditative tapas
involves focusing entirely upon God, the Supreme Brahman and ignoring all environmental,
artificial and other provocations or distractions. In the purest state of meditation, no
thought save that of God must occupy the processes of the mind.
A tapasvin also practices brahmacharya, endeavoring to control all his or her biological
instincts, functions and senses. Tapasvins reduce consumption of food and drink steadily,
using their mental, intuitive force to reduce their biological needs. Ahimsa and
vegetarianism, pure non-violence towards all living beings is practiced to eliminate anger,
destructive impulses and avoid the foolishness of hurting others.
Fasting is accompanied by avoiding all cooked foods, especially spices and meats. Only
fruits and roots are considered acceptable, and one may strive to reduce the quantity one
has to consume.Its create a positive environment and energy around environment.