greatest sages, whom we expect to be above all emotions and
feelings, and whose character and conduct is indescribably
dignified, are prompted to dance by the Divinity Itself. God is
full of love and tenderness.
"What you need is
a true dance, a dance that springs from deep love and devotion.
Dance is our nature. You are a child of infinite bliss, a child
"God is the aim of the Indian classical dance. It is an
education in itself. This form of art is a gift of God and a way
It can bloom into its full beauty only by the grace of God.
"The soul of this
dance lies in the hands of the Divine. Be a great devotee of the
Divine and you will know all its secrets, all its metaphysics."
H.D. Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati-