‘Nilusha’ combines food, yoga and art as part a holistic and creative process of learning and moving towards wisdom, truth and beauty. It is a space to share knowledge, experiences and ideas.
I began cooking and selling Indian cooking utensils on ebay around thirteen years ago while working for an environmental funeral company. Organising the rights of passage for people as they departed the earth was the beginning of a transformative process for me. It was at this time that I embraced my own culture as part of a lifelong learning journey. I was interested in the ‘Hindu’ philosophical belief that life, death and rebirth are part of a cyclical process called samsara. The ultimate goal for many Hindus is to become free from desire, thereby escaping samsara and attaining moksha, the transcendent state of salvation. Once moksha is attained, the soul will be absorbed into Brahman, the divine force and ultimate reality; Advaita, non-duality or oneness.
After more than a decade, I am re-igniting this project while considering the importance of art, yoga, food and love. The combination of these practices form part of an intrinsic process to restore the concept of ‘Advaita’ or harmony and balance between all living things.