The theme of this work is expressing the infinite, Absolute nature embodied in the eternal youth. The youth's spiritual achievement is symbolized by the garland around his neck which expresses the blossoming of Total Wisdom.
Garlanded with "Brahm", (the Totality of wisdom), he stands as testimony to the highest spiritual Truth. From this vantage point of being anchored in the Self and united with the Godhead he is the witness to the three streams of knowledge; i.e., the knower, process of knowing and the object of knowing. (represented by the three parrots)
The original work is a pastel over a gouache underpainting.