(saman paap)


When the player has risen above the press of material and sensual desires, he gains the awareness that in the course of gratifying his lower needs he has caused harm to others. He has acted blindly in his search for fulfillment, without awareness of the consequences of his actions. When he lands on the plane of atonement he sees that by the use of wrong actions and wrong means he has created wrong vibrations within himself, which prevent the attainment of inner peace.

In search of that inner peace he lands in atonement to make up for the wrongs he has done, to make up for errors in conduct, to atone for his follies. It is a time of great emotional turmoil. There is a keen and pressing desire to rectify the negative karmas, the vices he has entertained.

Atonement is also the square for second-chakra personalities who have landed in the third chakra and feel guilty for their inability to adjust to vibrating at a higher level. In both cases, atonement produces positive results and helps in the upward flow of energy. The player atones by following the law of dharma, which is the true nature of everything. Atonement puts one in tune with dharma—which is the next square of the game.

This detailed artwork for "Atonement" (Saman Paap) poignantly captures the profound realization and emotional turmoil associated with this stage. At the center is a figure in a reflective and remorseful pose, symbolizing the player who has become aware of the harm caused to others while pursuing lower desires. Surrounding this figure are visual representations of negative karmas and vices, illustrating the wrong actions and vibrations that have hindered their inner peace. The background includes symbols of rectification and dharma, such as scales of justice or a path of light, signifying the desire to rectify past actions and align with the true nature of everything. The overall mood of the artwork is one of solemnity and introspection, highlighting the emotional journey of atonement, its role in facilitating the upward flow of energy, and the alignment with dharma, leading to the next stage of the game.

This variation of the "Atonement" (Saman Paap) artwork includes a visual representation of the aftermath of atonement. The central figure, previously depicted in a reflective and remorseful pose, is now portrayed in a more uplifted and serene posture, symbolizing the emotional and spiritual liberation that comes with having completed the atonement process. This figure is surrounded by symbols of peace and harmony, representing the positive transformation and inner peace achieved through atonement. The background transitions from darker tones to lighter, more harmonious colors, illustrating the shift from the turmoil of realization to the tranquility of rectification. Prominent elements symbolize the alignment with dharma, such as a clear path or balanced scales, indicating the successful realignment with the true nature of everything. The overall mood of the artwork is one of relief, peace, and alignment, capturing the emotional and spiritual liberation that comes with having completed the atonement process.



Disturbing tremors rise, a storm within the soul,
To mend the fractured karmic ties, and make the spirit whole.

Atonement paves the way, for harmony to bloom,
The next square beckons forth, to chase away the gloom.

The law of dharma guides the way, a compass and a light,
True nature's grand design, to set the wrongs to right.

In harmony with all that is, atonement finds its place,
Preparing for the journey on, with quickened, lighter pace.