Fr. Roy M. Thottam, SJ, Jesuit in Kerala Province, in India, shares another set of 12 of his beautiful paintings and reflections. In this new series he focuses in the topic of  ‘Caring of Our Common Home’. We will be posting them as a series of articles every Friday! Here is painting and reflection number 9.

We hope you enjoy and use these extraordinary and unique paintings as part of your school’s programs on ‘Caring for Our Common Home’, with other educators and with your students in your classrooms.

To read an introduction shared by Fr. Roy on his work, and also see the paintings and reflections that have been shared so far, please follow this link 12 Reflections on Paintings for Our Common Home.

12 Reflections on Paintings for Our Common Home – Painting #9 “Bodhi and wisdom”, and Reflection #9 “Bodhi and wisdom.


Bodhi and wisdom

The tree from the depth of meditation

Spreading the braches,

erasing the boundaries and

emanating the light of harmony.

The abundance of life flows from the springs of wisdom.

The tender wings of beauty flit towards the light of happiness.

The Earth is Buddha, in a mediation, ever alert.

One who touches the earth with love becomes a Buddha, the enlightened.

The spring of wisdom never dies in him/her.